Haha. They still haven’t cancelled that show. Amazing. 30 min ago I got an email that said that concert is still scheduled for tonight. Man. There are interstates closed and tornado warnings in Florence county.
I called in and asked the conductor/director what was going on. During the conversation I asked hypothetically…if per chance I were to drive back to play it (and again I mean hypothetically) would they guarantee I would get paid for the performance regardless of weather the venue cancels the show or not. (A simple rain insurance policy). The goof ball said no. If you play it you play it, if you don’t you don’t. Wow. He honestly expected me to drive back in the middle of a nasty hurricane for a show that might or might not even get cancelled in the next six hours. The concert slated to start at 6:30. There is CITY WIDE CURFEW that beings at 7:00! This company…wow. lol.
Needless to say I’m not going back for this, but I’m quite sure the two songs I was featured to play with the orchestra in this show are going to have zero effect on how many people turn out to see it. I honestly have no idea what they are thinking…if this concert by some miracle does manage to happen, I spoke with the technical production manager A1 who is slated to record it. He said they would be sending me the multi-track Nuendo Live recordings along with the edit reel from the videographers to be mix to and broadcast on regional TV, but that they would need it the mix turned around within 48 hours. WHO ARE THEY GONNA SEND IT TO??? The regional TV network this orchestra broadcasts with are in Wilmington and Myrtle Beach!? Their broadcast rooms are probably sitting in 2 feet of water. The one in Myrtle Beach is four city blocks away from the Ocean. I’m no physics genius, but the last time I checked, it required electricity to air a broadcast. Oh well. I’ll mix it from my little make-shift rig in Spartanburg, hand it in, invoice them, and at least get paid for doing something this week.