I'm feeling so great right now, I can't even tell you.
In the beginning, it sucked. I got to call at 5:50 and wanted nothing more than to cry and go home. And I did cry a little (a very little) and started isolating myself by sweeping and doing all of my solo pre-show jobs. Avoiding contact as much as possible.
My savior was, I believe, the dancers. They had a lot of positive energy, and I just love them all to pieces. Sure there are the bitchy ones, but overall, they are great people.
The show went SO WELL. Like...amazingly well. And we were so ill-prepared...it was our first run-through tonight. But things went smoothly. And those that didn't? We covered for really well. We were focused and looking ahead. We had fun.
So much fun.
And afterward there was a lot of hugging and a lot of congratulations. Allie, Amanda, Zoe, Nikki, Melissa and Ben had come to the show, so it was nice to see them. And of course, I talked with Lizzie and Becca, and Becca's mom, and I saw Carly in passing. I talked to Em Baum and Gavin, who both came up for the show...to return to their respective colleges tomorrow morning.
The show ended at 9:30, but we didn't get out until 10. I was the last of the crew people to leave, and I was driving Becca home. There were only a few dancers left at that point too. And Friends of the Arts moms...who are the greatest people ever. Schoey's Mom - Cindy, Becca's Mom - Kathy and Goldy's Mom - Terri are all wonderfully funny people and great to hang around and chat with.
A REALLY good show and a lot of good karma and quite a bit of good people and Gail is feeling happy and loved once again.