Less than two days.
This whole show has me written all over it. Which is the way that it should be… everything.
Every piece is placed where I want it. It’s good to have a vision from the beginning. But, it’s better when that vision is drawn in pencil. What I thought initially and what it is now: similar but different.
I’ve been told that I need to enjoy this process. Enjoy the creation. Enjoy the placement. Enjoy the journey.
And I am trying. Seriously, I am. Those of you that know me probably think that last sentence is B.S. It’s not. I’m trying.
I may not be succeeding, but I’m totally trying.
I feel like a musician who has been doing concerts for 30 years… playing the hits from 25 years ago every single night. I don’t think it’s possible for me now to get as excited as someone seeing the stuff for the first time. My excitement and the viewer’s excitement are of two different species. Still excitement, just different excitement. I think that when I see viewer’s reactions to the stuff, my excitement will spike. Springsteen plays “Born to Run” for the 1,265th time with as much passion as he did the 7th time. You know why? The audience. The audience’s reaction makes him feel like he’s playing it for the 8th time.
I say I’ll be happy when the show is open and over. That doesn’t mean I hate the show… not even remotely. I’m the type that is always thinking of the next thing. I’ll be happy when the show is over
so I can move onto the next thing. Every project leads to another.
For those of you who won’t be able to make it, I’ll be posting video of the show… both of before and during. I’ll let you know.