Sitting in my comfy chair backstage at the Stranahan Center in Toledo. Not quite the same size or grandeur as the Benedum in Pittsburgh, but still a good venue. The house guys seem great, the locals left a little something to be desired.
The out in Pittsburgh was a little on the painful side. Our show came down around 6:30 or 6:45. Our boxes were packed by 8:30. Around 11, the stagehands went into overtime, so we moved all the gear that wasn't on a truck yet out into the alleyway so we could cut the crew. Then we proceeded to, via Teamsters and a forklift, pack the rest of the gear (and repacked a few times, too) until about 1:45 in the AM. The problem we had run into was that even with our 3 trucks packed, we still had 20'-26' of boxes left to pack. Eventually, we climbed on the bus, leaving our production manager with the Teamsters to wait for a truck to show up to truck the rest of the gear to meet us in Toledo.
I didn't sleep well at all that night. It's been a couple years since I slept on a bus, so it'll take me a few days to get used to that. Woke up a couple of times throughout the night and finally got up about 7:30 for load-in. Load-in was going really well, and then dragged to a halt as we waited on riggers for hanging points for the arrays. Got finished up about 5:30, just in time for our 7p show.
Last night was about a long shower and a quick drink. Then bed.
10:30 show and then a 7p show...I think there's a Wal-Mart trip in between. How exciting.