Today I’m up at 7am for a solo rumba flamenco guitar performance for the Painters Union District Council of BC.
Wow, I’m so happy I was up at 7am for this gig! I threw all my gear in the truck and was on the road at 8:15. The traffic going to the venue this morning was insane! It’s taking me an hour and a half for 35 minute trip.
Rush hour sucks!
I arrived at the venue at 9:35 am. Setup is to begin at 10 am and I’ll begin my performance at 11 am until 1 pm.
For this gig I brought a larger sound system as I performed here last year. It’s a really big hall and there are a lot of people at this event.
The best part about a repeat event is that I know exactly how to find the venue, where to park, were to enter the building with the easiest load in, where the room is, where to store my cases, how much gear to bring, how to set it up to best fill the room, and what volume to play at.
There are a lot of details to each corporate gig and being early to every event is extremely important!
I began my performance at 10:45 am as the guests were arriving and at noon I was invited to help myself to the buffet while the client handed out awards.
Lunch was fantastic, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads, chicken, roast beef and gravy. Yum!
Now I’m just hanging out and blogging while the awards continue…
The awards wrapped up around 12:40 pm so I plugged my guitar back in and performed a few more tunes until it was 1 pm. After that it was time to tear all the gear down, load up the truck and head home.
Once I’m home I’ll be preparing for a rehearsal with Todd McGarvey, he’s a fantastic drummer that I went to high school with. We also did a little touring together back in the 80′s in a band called Legend.
He’ll be playing cajon on a corporate gig later this week. It will be a blast playing together again after all these years.
Todd currently performs in a local ABBA and Fleetwood Mac tribute band call Dreams. (I think)