Saturday, July 10, 2004
Quito, Ecuador...this weekend is going to suck. Three shows today, three shows tomorrow, then a ten hour load-out. And ten hours is being optimistic. Our load-outs in Guatemala and El Salvadore were each at least twelve hours. Yuck. I will be spending all day Monday sleeping. Recuperating. Then tuesday is our last day here, we leave Wednesday for our next city (also here in Ecuador). The shows have been selling out here, the building is packed every day. The security is really funny though. People keep trying to sell illegal copies of the Disney films our show is based on. Yesterday I got to see security chase down a man with "Lilo y Stitch" DVDs. They were jumping over seats and climbing over audience members. It was pretty funny. In the next city are evaluations. But, since it is also my last week with the company, I am not too concerned. After that, I am done and don't have to listen to Disney music anymore. (And yes, the Disney music is EVEN MORE ANNOYING in spanish!)
Posted by Sandy at 9:38 AM
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Quito, Ecuador...well, last night was opening night. We were sold out. They have been promoting this show like crazy down here. We have 13 shows this week and they are all going to be packed. Then we have a week off before we open in Guayaquil. I should be going home on the 29th or 30th of this month. (anybody want to volunteer to pick me up at the orlando airport?). We went to the Ecuator a few days ago. It was interesting. A big line was on the ground, but it turns out when they painted it, they put it in the wrong place. So it wasn't until GPS came out that they realized that the ecuator is actually a little walk away. On the real ecuator though, you can balance an egg on a nail, and you way a little less. (Too bad the skaters can't hold their weigh-ins there). Any way, when we are in Guayaquil we are supposed to have a big party, cuase we are the first show to play Ecuador, which is the 50th country Disney on Ice has played. So that is pretty cool. I haven't been able to put up the surfing pictures, cause I don't have good internet access at this hotel (but they have a great fondue restaurant which makes up for it). Hopefully next week the hotel will have better internet. Nate and I bought a chess board for our house, one side is Conquistadors, and the other side is Indians. I don't know how to play chess, but I figure at least it looks cool. I also have souveniers for everyone back home, so expect a visit from me when I get back to the states.
Posted by Sandy at 1:14 PM