First stop: Charlottesville, VA
We performed at the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville, VA to about 1,100 people per performance. Finding out that statistic alone had me speechless. The theatre is beautiful and rich with history. There are pictures below to see the beautiful architecture of the place. One of the best things was that we got to sign the wall! Every show that performs signs the wall, and I was so excited to have my signature there forever.
Tech for a tour is really interesting. We pretty much had to go through a whole Q2Q again to make sure that the show was suitable for tour. Seeing the crew rework things made the show feel even more like our own, and I was excited for the first audience. Of course, wouldn't you know it, I got sick. I guess between the changes in temperature, running around on the final days before leaving, and having a sporadic sleep schedule, my body was ready for a break. My throat felt scratchy and I had all the mucus in the world, but thanks to these remedies, I pulled through!:
Throat Coat (with Echinacea)
Adagio Teas (Ginger Inclusion and Throat Therapy)
Fisherman's Friend Lozenges
I use most of these on performance day only, but the Emergen-C is almost an every day thing. Thanks to avidly using these, the cold was gone in just a few days. Nothing like trying to do a full-out dance while hoping you don't become a coughing or sneezing mess on stage (lol).
With the beginning of the tour, I also decided I was going to work out. Why not take advantage of all the free gyms and get into the shape I want? (I'll be updating as time goes on)
First day back in the gym was a little rough. I'm used to mainly walking around everywhere, so doing everything was going to take some getting used to. The hotel's gym had dumbbells and ellipticals (my favorite workout machine) so I was golden. Let me tell you, there's nothing that humbles you more than a simple workout you used to be able to do kicking you in the butt. Whew! I did 10 minutes on the elliptical and was embarrassed with how much I wanted it to end. I know it's going to get better though. I'm going to keep at it. What's the worst that could happen? I get more toned? Lol.
Anyway, there wasn't much to do around the theater or the hotel, so we had a simple lunch while waiting for load out. On the way back from Corner Juice (place we ate), I spotted this outside:
With the message of love in mind, I love what I'm doing, and I'm excited for the next city. This is just the beginning, and I know I'm going to have a blast. Off to the next stop!
Some more pics of the space are below: