Set up, but I didn't see the show

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Looking across the set-up

We arrived at the hotel, walked around for a bit (it was a Quality Inn - review to follow), and went to bed a bit early.

Bright and early (6 a.m.) we were up and getting ready to head out.  The two Dads were staying two nights while Dan and I needed to head back home, so we were staying only one.  Continental breakfast started at 6, which made me HAPPY because many times, we're up and out earlier than continental breakfast and I need to pick up fast food on the way to the site.  Yuk.  Breakfast was good, but I just can't get used to powdered eggs.  I'm also going to start carrying salsa when I travel.  I LOVE salsa on my eggs.  Colorado and Michigan serve salsa with eggs in hotels... hopefully it'll catch on in Ohio.

One of the fronts. I'm the cake lady!

The site was just as I remembered it.  The other crew members had set up the racks the day before (which is good because I can't help much doing that.)  So we needed to unload the fireworks out of the truck, wire them up, load them in the racks, then cover when necessary.  Once again, I headed for the fronts (ground show).  I like doing the fronts.

Set up went about as smoothly as you could hope for.  It was warm, but not scorching.  I did get a pretty good sunburn, but it's my own fault for forgetting that my ears and neck needed sunscreen, too.

We were pretty much loaded by 1:30.  LUNCH TIME!  The rest of the crew left me to babysit again.  However, Dan stayed with me this year, so it was a bit less boring than usual.

Babysitting a site is tough. I'm hard at work resting under Phil's car.
  Members from the fire department and local law enforcement (in charge of site security) came back to chat for awhile.  We were invited to eat lunch with the festival staff which was put on by a local church, which we accepted as soon as the rest of the crew got back.

When the others returned, we went up to eat (awesome burgers and ribs).  We checked out the festival, then... we did something I couldn't believe!  We left knowing the show was good and set at 3:30.  That's pretty unheard of!  I'm our church organist, so I couldn't help fire a show over 2 hours away on a Saturday night.  That would put me home at 2 a.m.  The dads stayed and said it was an awesome show and clean up went quickly.

So, basically, this was a textbook show.  No oddball stories to tell on this one, but when you work with fireworks, that's a very good thing!

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Looking across the set-up
Looking across the set-up
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Event staff eating pavilion
Event staff eating pavilion
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