Day 153

Day 153

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Day 150

Today was a normal Friday, starting off with a few classes and moving on to preparation for one of my fraternity’s final Rush Week events. It was a chili cook off to see which brother was the best at making chili. One of the contestants showed up a little late, and I decided to give him a hand chopping and dicing some of the ingredients.

Bell peppers were my downfall. I was chopping a little too fast, and on one critical downstroke, the knife slipped and bit into my left ring finger. I had almost cut off the tip of my finger, just a little bit hanging by a thread. One of the brothers took me to the Emergency Room and after a few hours wait, my finger came away with 10 stitches. It should heal nicely, but only time will tell.

I am going to stay away from chili for a little bit.

What an interesting day.

What an interesting day.

Day 147

I was at load-in at 6 today. Exhaustion is setting in.

I was at load-in at 6am today. Exhaustion is setting in.

This entire week I have been working on UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) presentation of Shun-Kin, a collaborative theatrical piece between London based Complicite Theater Company and Japanese Setagaya Public Theater Company entitled Shun-Kin. What you see is the Freud Theater Playhouse, the monstrosity a giant truss rig that allows for a two-and-a-half story wall to move back and forth with ease.

Quite the design feat.

Day 145

Today was chocked full of excitement. I woke up extremely early to make it to a call at the Freud Theater Playhouse at UCLA to hang, rig, and circuit lighting equipment for the upcoming UCLA CAPs presentation of Shun-Kin, an Asian Theatrical piece.

Directly following that, I had the opportunity to do photo and video coverage of UCLA Campus Events Commission’s Bruin Bash, a traditional part of Welcome week. E-40 and Tyga were the headliners. It was my first time doing coverage in this sort of concert setting. I must say that next time I am bringing earplugs, because being next to the large subwoofers for an extended amount of time probably did quite a lot of damage. I also advise avoiding the stage at all costs near the end of an act, since the chance goes up that the performer (i.e. Tyga) will call the audience up to dance with him. Many people bum rushed the stage and I swear I was an inch from getting punched in the face, but all in all I think it was a worthwhile night.

Welcome Week has begun with a smash.

The audience on the right of the stage, enjoying Tyga's rapping.

The audience on the right of the stage, enjoying Tyga’s rapping.