Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 1-2: Linton, IN & Spencer, IN-2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday we had a 5:00 a.m. call for our 70 mile jump to Linton. The call was so early because in addition to the early show times and the far distance we had to travel, we were crossing over into the Eastern Time Zone and losing an hour.

We were on a lot with mud and standing water, and it was an overcast day. Oh joy!
There was a moat between the backyard and the backdoor, so a ramp was used as a bridge for the cast and crew to cross the water.
There were also ramps inside the tent acting as walkways, as well as sawdust strewn all over the ground.
Naturally the mud in the tent and back door got worse as people and animals stirred it all up.

We had a good sized first crowd and a decent sized second crowd. The excitement of going to see a movie after the shows kept me going during the day.
A group of us went to see the remake of "Nightmare on Elm Street"; I enjoyed it a lot.


On Sunday we had a 6:30 a.m. call for our 31 mile jump to Spencer. The front part of the fairgrounds (where we were going to play) was too soft, so the show set up in the back of the fairgrounds, where the grass was knee high. It was an overcast day.

Ryan and I walked into town where we saw a lady throw two cups of soda out her window while looking us square in the eye, and later two jack asses in a car yelled something obscene at us as they drove by.
Very classy Spencer. Very classy.
When we got back to the lot we watched "Child's Play 2" before getting into make up for the shows.

The owner of the local drive in theater (also a blog reader), Jon Walker, came to visit today and brought square donuts for a lot of folks on the show.

We had a decent sized crowd for the first show. It was extremely humid in the tent, but it cooled off a bit when it rained between shows.
The crowd for the second show was a lot smaller than the first.

Today was Johnny Moss' birthday; Ryan and I tried to pie him after finale, but his mother alerted him to the imminent danger.
So as not to waste a pie, I let Ryan hurl it in my face before I took a shower.

Jessi, Carla, and I drove to Bloomington to shop at Barnes & Noble, where we ran into the Cainan family.
Radar joined us for dinner and drinks at an Irish pub before we headed back to Spencer.



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