Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Farewell

As we sail into the port of Costa Rica we bid a fond farewell to the Coral Princess. I think I have been on this ship longer than any I have ever sailed. Perhaps the Grandeur of the Seas would come a close second, but that was over a couple of years. I was on this ship over a matter of months.
I know waiters and bartenders by name and the say hello to me as I walk the decks. Tonight as I was doing my last sound check the stage staff broke into a chorus of monkey sounds. It really is great to be part of a group of artists.
Normally I am on and off a ship so quickly is as if I was never there. This time I became a part of the crew. It is a good feeling and Amigo's Broadway pin will always be here.
I am facing a three hour drive a two hour wait and a ten hour flight to get home tomorrow, seems insurmountable but it is part of the gig. I am after all a " fly on".
As you were,


Bob Conrad said...

Travel time is the part that the audience never sees, and the agent doesn't understand. I had one today, not quite as bad as your travel time, but my fee is lower. I had a 9 am school show in Connecticut, up at 5 am, on the road at 6am. I left the school at 10:30 am and arrived home at 2:30 pm. Hit a little traffic. Why do we charge so much for a 45 minute show? I wouldn't change it for the world!

Roomie said...

And you wouldn't trade what you do for anything else in this world...even with all the inconvenience that goes with it....
Carry on,