Holding a really big firework
Now for the big day in Chillicothe. The Gazette did a very nice write up of the show with pictures at: http://www.chillicothegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080705/NEWS01/807050302&s=d&page=1#pluckcomments
I’ve done Chillicothe’s show for 3 years. It’s rained all 3 years.
Having some of the racks already built helped a LOT! I was up at 7:00 a.m. for the drive down. The guys had a head start and Mom and I showed up a bit later. It ALWAYS rains in Chillicothe.
Setting up in the rain is HARD HARD HARD! You can’t set any of the product on the ground because it’s in cardboard which will soak up water, you have to build and load under tents, it goes slower, and it’s just a pain in the butt. However, with persistence, hard work, and a whole lot of Divine Intervention, we were loaded, wired, plugged, and ready to shoot with time to spare! This is our biggest show, and in my opinion, the best. It’s about 20 minutes of constant fire in the sky. Hearing the crowd cheer is a rush. We gathered up the electronic portion of the show and headed for the hotel. We stayed at the Comfort inn, which was MUCH nicer than Akron’s. I’ll write a full review and attach it. We were in bed around 1:45 a.m.
Handing me (one of) the big ones!
I just want to say again KUDOS to Chillicothe. Everyone I’ve come in contact with from Chillicothe has been friendly and fun. (Especially the Elvis impersonator that was singing Karaoke in the hotel pub.) People are helpful and upbeat. I told Dan I’d like to go back down to some of the little downtown shops when I’m not filthy and uber-busy setting up a show.
Chillicothe Hotels & Accommodations review
Great place to stay with a fun pub attached
The Comfort Inn in Chillicothe was a very nice, clean place to stay. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. We had two double-bed rooms on… read entire review