It was the best of times...it was the worst of times...
Already I have followers wondering how my show went at the Rose Festival. It started out fabulous! Everything was smooth like silk! Got to the arena and had my choice of where to set up. Everyone was very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Drove the truck and trailer right through the zambonie entrance into the arena!
Set up went with only a few glitches. My manager dropped the peacock base and broke a toe off the peacock. Phew, only a minor problem. Easy fix. Everything looked awesome!!
Now to wait for the show to begin!...And now we wait for... and now we wait...we wait...wait...where's the crowds? where's the bands? where's the people?... Still waiting... Oh, now you tell me that everyone decided to go to the beach!!
That lack of a peacock toe, that I fretted for 2 hours about, was a waste of energy and worry. The 30 people that DRIFTED over to have a look pointed it out immediately!!! NOT!!!!
So now you say to yourself "ok, so there wasn't a good turn out, these things happen, that's not the worst of times!"
Here it is... Jump in the truck... Scrrrraaapppppe, crrrrrraaacckk. The head bag piper "colonel" had his car door open into my lane in the parking lot. The fender of the trailer caught the door and peeled it right back onto his front fender!
OMG!! Now I'm freaking and immediately my manager steps in and takes control. I cower behind him like a shy child in trouble. I'm thinking this is all my fault. The crowd of bag pipers start to pressure me for insurance information! My manager, Dan, says "wait, this is not her fault! His door is opened onto her lane. You are responsible for that door in a parking lot." The bag pipers then backed off and realized that there was no case to be made. I jumped into the truck, and took off before I got mobbed by the only people that showed at the arena!
DAN YOU SAVED MY DAY!!!
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