Monday morning, I got a call from someone that I’d been going to be doing some stage manager work for, but the show fell through. “Are you available for the next 10 days, starting tomorrow?” he asks, to which I enthusiastically respond “Absolutely!”.
Next thing I know, I’m talking to the PSM (production stage manager) for this event, and he’s giving me the rundown. Then I’m emailing with another guy about contracts and schedule. Tuesday morning, I’m onsite, running around in circles because no one has any paperwork for me, and getting started with the gig - ASM (assistant stage manager) for the Invictus Games opening and closing ceremonies!
I have had a week of 12+ hour days, and I definitely don’t want to know how many miles I’ve walked. Opening ceremonies were last night, and they went off beautifully. I’m working with an absolutely amazing team of people, and just love everything. Today, especially, I’m loving sitting down and not wearing shoes.
One show down, one to go. Closing ceremonies is going to be very much a different animal - it’s all musical groups. On the bright side, we won’t have to deal with having Secret Service people everywhere!
For anyone interested, https://goo.gl/photos/fuGJrnS9kabSZRVV8 is my album of photos from stuff for the opening ceremonies. Not a ton of pictures, since, well, I was kind of busy. XD