Today was our first day at Novel Hall for Performing Arts in Taipei, Taiwan.Â The equipment arrived last night with only a couple of minor casualties.Â We were at the theatre around 9am to start setting up.Â The crew here is INCREDIBLE!Â The day went so smoothly and we were hours – really, hours – ahead of schedule with the set up.Â We were completely done with drops, lights, focus and tech by 5pm.Â The show wasn’t until 8pm so we had some time to relax and enjoy ourselves.
The show went very well.Â It was a bit of a challenge for me to get back into the swing of working without a translator since every show in Hong Kong was translated from the stage.Â In Taipei, we don’t use an on-stage translator but one is very close by to assist when I need it.Â And Yvonne is a great translator too!Â While English is not the first language of Taiwan, most of the audience could understand and follow along with what was happening.Â They even all ended up in the same place on the Final Destination!!
After the show, the lobby was nuts!Â There were people everywhere waiting for autographs and pictures – it was pretty amazing.Â Once we were finished, we changed clothes and all caught a taxi back to the hotel.Â When we got out of the taxi, someone pulled up next to us on the street, rolled down the window and yelled, “Kevin, I enjoy your show tonight!”Â It was pretty cool!
We dropped things off at the hotel and then headed for the Night Market!Â We weren’t out late…long day tomorrow with two shows.Â Off to bed!