I’m spending the morning getting ready for my BC weekend tour with performances in Kelowna, Penticton and Ashcroft. I’m also for the first time ever creating digital download cards to sell at my performances.
Then it’s time to pack up my guitar and sound system. My first performance is at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the Vancouver Wine Festival. The gig is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Then I’ll quickly pack up and run over to the Vancouver Art Gallery to perform from 7:30 pm to 10 pm.
For my first performance I’ll leave my place at 3 pm and should arrive at the Hotel Vancouver no later than 4:30 pm to set up. My sound system today consists of my 2 small Yamaha speakers, a small Fender PA7500 power amp, my Bose T1 digital mixer and the Aura 16 with my guitar.
This time the agency has not advised me what room I’m playing in other than it’s on the conference level. Fortunately I always have an on site contact person and a cel number so I’m good to go!
Once I arrived at the first venue it was time to hang out until my on site contact arrived to direct me to my first performance location.
Hopefully I’m not kept waiting too long or it could be a real panic to set up in time.
Less than 40 minutes until the downbeat and I’m still waiting for my contact to arrive. Hopefully soon!
30 minutes until performance time and still waiting…
Sometimes I can just wing it and pick the perfect location however this event is tricky and setting up in the wrong place could prove to be a real bad idea.
Yes, my contact has arrived and I’m ready to go! I quickly set up and began my performance at 5:30 pm. I was playing for a reception in the foyer of the Pacific Ballroom.
At 6:30 pm it was time for me to quickly tear down my sound system while the guests moved into the ballroom for dinner. I quickly carted all my stuff from the Hotel Vancouver and crossed the street to the Vancouver Art Gallery were I was to play in the Roof Top Pavilion.
I arrived just before 7 pm and quickly set up for my next performance with 2 speakers to fill 2 rooms. (the room that I was playing in an the room through the doors directly behind me. Once I was set up I was relocated to the Art Gallery Foyer on the main floor to play solo flamenco guitar for the guests as they arrived from the dinner to the Gallery. This performance was from 7:30 pm to 7:55 pm.
I played the whole time as there really wasn’t much to do during a break. At 10 pm I packed up and headed home.