This was an excellent day for us! Keith Christie, the TD, was on top of his game and had everything ready when we arrived. Things that did need to be adjusted were managed quickly and with a great attitude from everyone on the crew. As a result, we were in and up in record time! We even had time to sit down and eat before the show – that’s rare! A big thanks to everyone on the crew and to the great staff at the Arts Center!!
Keith Barber and Michael Hammersborg drove down from the Twin Cities to hang with us for a couple of days. Michael is being interviewed to assume David’s responsibilities as Illusion Manager so it was good that we could meet and get to know him better. For those of you who have our ASIA DVD, you’ll remember Keith as one of the show technicians (sound).
The show went very well. The audience was so responsive AND verbal! I could hear them from the stage – which is always nice – gasps, laughs, groans, mumblings. It made for a really fun show because they were so ready to have fun. The local magic club – Omaha Magicians Society – had several of its members in attendance. David arranged for me to do a quick “meet and greet” with them privately. There were about 20-25 of them and they seemed to enjoy the show.
Now, we’re driving and driving. We made it from Council Bluffs, IA to Danville, IL yesterday. That’s about 569.2 miles! We’re up early this morning and heading home. I’d like to make it all the way there because I have so much work to do in the office and we’re only going to be home for a couple of days before we’re off to Rhode Island.
Time to get coffee and hit the road!