Uh oh! No call sheet under my door! What time is lobby call? Oh, that's right, lobby call today - whenever, Ha ha! Reality shift as my life slips back to the other way. Way too much to do and every time I cross off something from my list, three more things jump on. Ahhh, but the timelessness is dreamy. Up at 7 am every morning and in bed by 9 pm or 3 am or up in the middle of the night all depending on what I am not sure.
The EAW adventure is moving along and if I can just remember to go to the grocery store I would not be hungry all the time. Oh well, eating is over rated any way. So stepping back to my notes and pics of the past.......
Day 457 - Aug 24 - Leeds Festival
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Ok, so here we are.
Leeds Festival is known for many things. One of which is being the sister festival to Reading, another is for having what is probably the worlds most notorious load in. I am standing at the truck dock. If you look closely you can see what resembles one of those contraptions you see at a museum that the ball rolls down in curious ways except here it is actually the ramp that you have to push every piece of gear up and down to perform the show. Though a mechanical masterpiece, it is also a roadie's nightmare.
The city of lights as roadie Lee grabs an overhead shot of mix position mid show. My home.
And with a flash of light the glamour erases and clear proof that lighting is inversely proportional to happiness.. ...
I wish I had more for ya but more is to come.
Oh, and all y'all that are working on roadiepedia, you rule! Some crazy funny stuff on there!
So sorry for being lax on responding to comments, my space posts and such, I just need to clear this bump of home acclimation and all will hopefully settle in. Also, I have all kinds of cool footage from Sonic Youth tour of the "Dirty" album that I will be posting soon on youtube.com, for all y'all that like that kind o stuff.
Wow, I feel your acclimation. It's tough to go from Structured Overstimulation, to nil! I freak a little bit every time I go down state. I wonder how I ever functioned in the fast paced city. Here in my woods, there are no alarm clocks, sirens, cell phones angry road ragers, shitty neighbors or crime!! However there also isn't a Whole food store within 200 miles. (or even a decent grocery store) And a grouse flew into my car and knocked off my rear view mirror, and the critters had their way with my garden.
WTF was I talking about?
RE: Leeds Production Area...
My friend David was lucky enough to work at Leeds this Year for SSE Audio (Note there Black/Red Jumbo Cruisers Bus on the left hand-side)!
I beleive that the Truck dock is around 5-6ft high and that from that height theres no Ramp to actually get onto "Ground Level", therefore all the roadies fight over the fork-lift to get there gear onto the ground!!
Some serious organisation must of gone into that hahaha ;-)