Saturday, April 08, 2006

I had the glamorous life of a musician this past weekend. I played Friday night, hung out with my fellow musicians afterwards, and played literally all day Saturday into the wee hours. Saturday went something like this:

  • Woke up.
  • Tried to get motivated to start my day.
  • Pulled on clothes.
  • Drove 35 minutes to get to rehearsal in Glen Cove.
  • Sat through an agonizing rehearsal that started and stopped a million times.
  • Drove home and hit every light possible, making the drive home agonizing as well.
  • Tried to relax for about 20 minutes before jumping into the shower.
  • Hit the road with Chris, whereupon we talked about everything hair and musical theatre.
  • Got to Massapequa HS - made it through Les Mis in one piece and then sat through 20 minutes of "thank yous" and "goodbye seniors" through which Chris and I squirmed, knowing we were going to be running late!
  • Bolted out of M'S, drove like banshees up to Plainview and made it to CAP with plenty of time to spare.
  • Played a midnight show of "Last 5 Years" and loved every minute of it.

I just felt amazing after the show Saturday night. Tommy found me backstage and was in awe - he actually loved it. He was talking about it the whole way home. I played my heart out and just relished in the music. I don't know why, but it's a show that just infects every part of me. I feel the music inside and out. It's such an amazing and challenging cello part, plus I'm playing with these people who are real musicians. Roger actually toured with the show and Debbie plays on Broadway. It's like being famous by association.

There were hugs abound since we dont' know if the run will be extended - I'm hoping it is - any excuse to play this show some more. Then on my way out, I saw Eric who was impressed by the show too - which was a HUGE compliment.

I drove home on a cloud.

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