|Ah... Tobacco Town
||[May. 2nd, 2005|12:23 am]
Well, I am back in Winston Salem. Getting here... I don't really remember it. How sad is that. Let me just update you on what happened during Gala time.
One. I got to meet Elton John.
Two. I performed very well under pressure being thrown into the rehearsal department and then working backstage at the gala after not attending any rehearsals whatsoever.
The dress rehearsal went well. It was over quickly. It was a big mess, in all.
We then all got dressed and made up purty in our "fancy blacks" and made our way back downstairs. I got to meet the opera greats, mainly Renee Fleming who was... interesting, to say the least. Can you say 'Diva' Boys and Girls?? Oy.
When the gala was over, we waited to do some minimal strike of the timings, ect. We then go upstairs and our boss has a cooler of goodies inside for us. We open it and there are 15 bottles of champagne. Needless to say, you do NOT give that much alcohol to theatre folk. WE WILL DRINK IT ALL!! And... we did. 2.5 hours, and the bottle are empty. I don't remember how I got into the bathroom. I don't remember how my shoes got back on my feet. I do remember Kristi and Cindy dragging me around the floor. Kristi rubbing ice on me and wiping my face when I couldn't even support myself. Argh. Apparently, I would not even make the effort to get up off of the floor until they started threatening my trip... saying they would go and cancel my flight and not allow me to see Holly. It was then that I apparently pushed everyone away from me and began to drag myself up off the floor. From what I have heard, everyone who was involved in that party... slept at the office. People slept in chairs, on the floor, went into dressing rooms and crashed on couches. Yikes.
I didn't think I was going to make it onto the plane. I was so afraid they would not let me on. I could barely walk, stand up, SEE. I have never been like that in my life, nor do I ever want to be again. They were afraid that I would fall asleep and not wake up again. I found that out this morning. It was because I had a cigarette. (at least I THINK I did...) I have not had a cigarette in about 5 months... the last time being New Years and it made me sick then too. No more ciggies and alkie together. Nooooo...
Well, that was my weekend. I finally became undrunk last night. I went and watched Holly in Tartuffe yesterday evening. It was good. It was... interesting. Parts of it, kind of boring. But I don't think that I have seen one opera where I was not bored at least once. I am so happy to be here with my H. It makes me so happy to be able to reach out and touch her. She told me yesterday in the car how much she loved the fact that she could be driving and reach over and be able to touch my leg. It makes me happy that it makes her happy. I do not want to leave on Thursday. Time is already going by too quickly. I bought her a present today for her opening night, since I will not be there. I hope she likes it. Though, I know she will read this before I leave NC, and will get bugged about it non stop until I leave, and possibly afterwards until it actually arrives. :) Ah, l'amour.
I am sitting in the computer lab at the school. Brings back memories. People I recognise are coming in and they will say Hi and carry on a little conversation, why are you here? what are you doing now? blah blah blah... and the sad thing, I can't remember most of their names. I just smile and nod... yes... I think I know you... *sighs* Anywho, have to meet Holly outside of her classroom. When did I go back to high school?? :)