Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Week 8

Well, The Park is closed again - no more tourists. We have been working fairly solidly for the last three weeks. First they had us doing 3x30 minute shows every day, then they made us do 4x25 mins (what was in our contract anyway, so no complaints here). But this wasn't enough, so they split us up into two micro-bands, to put on a 25 minute show every hour for 8 hours. Apparently the public really loved us, so after a few days of that they wanted to split us into 3 groups and have us do 12 shows a day, but we refused, on the grounds that two pipers does not a band make. They countered with what we ended up doing for the last few days. Each group would do a 4-hour shift, playing 10 mins on and 10 mins off. This was acceptable, as The Park wanted to put us on show while we were tuning, so basically ever hour we had 10 mins of tuning, and 20 mins playing, which was on a par with what we were doing before. It's very tiring, but I enjoyed it.
We now have some 10 days off, so I'll probably be able to scoot over to Hong Kong for a while, although we'll be on call for some of those days, in case some dignitary want's to come visit. On the other hand, I don't have anything in particular that I need to do there - it'll be going for the sake of going, but it should be cool nevertheless.
Yesterday I went to one of the other Parks operated by this same company, the Window of the World ( which was cool. Lots of photos were taken, and I am working on hosting them somewhere online, so hopefully I should be able to share them soon.
There was something esle I was going to mention, but I've forgotten what it was, so until next time
Cheers, Captainowie.

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