in addition to everything else going on in our lives, ryan and i both worked camp bisco last week and weekend. we did the load in and out, and also had show call for the entire run. the camp bisco music festival is a huge annual event with numerous acts performing on multiple stages over several days at a ski resort / waterpark. the concert attendees camp out in tents on the ski slopes and have free range of the waterpark for several days to wander around listening to bands and djs performing on the various stages set up around the mountain.
last year i worked the entire thing myself since ryan was tied up elsewhere, so it was nice that we both worked it this year, and it was a pleasant surprise that ryan and i both were stationed on the same stage (the wave pool stage) for show call for all of the days which meant we got to spend the run of the show together.
one of the major downfalls of this year's festival was that the schedule was majorly screwed up. things kept changing which made for some extremely long days and rough hours. we showed up for the load in at 7pm on wednesday night and worked straight through the night. our call time on thursday morning was supposed to be 8am but we never made it home because we all had to work straight through in order to get the show up in time. we worked from 7pm on wednesday straight through until 2am on friday morning when we were finally cut for a little bit to go home and shower. that's 31 hours straight of work!!!
after leaving at 2am on friday morning we had to be back on friday just a few hours later for a 8am to 4am shift followed by an identical shift saturday into sunday. needless to say we're beyond exhausted and feel like walking zombies. it was an insane experience and we're looking forward to getting some much-needed sleep and getting our internal body clocks back on normal time. the only thing that made it tolerable was being there together and getting to spend the time together.
several pictures over the course of many days up the mountain . . .
^security is tight at these festivals so we're required to have multiple types of clearances to get to where we need to be.^
What an unbelievable mob! Was that tan lines or a white suit bottom. Good that you got to have a seat and look like the directors. Love the stagehand sheet. They can see you from a distance. Breath some fresh air and rest after than marathon.
Whew! What awful hours! I hope you get some time to rest up this week. I enjoyed all of the photos. That is one mob of people! I was definitely concerned about Saturday night when we had that terrible thunderstorm and was wondering if there was a concert going on at that time. It would not have been enjoyable to be working or camping through that storm.
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