Lindsey Thompson's Blog

Archive for October 2010

Yesterday morning when my alarm went off, I was really struggling to get out of bed and get going with my day.  I had been up very late the night before studying for a midterm so I was exhausted and work did not sound too appealing.  As I laid in my bed, I grabbed my computer and check my email.  The first email was from my boss and explained that the office did not have power so it was closed for the morning while they fixed it and I didn’t need to come in until noon.  What great news, I could get some more sleep!  I never thought I’d say this, but thank goodness for these gale force winds!

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Tonight SCOPE is producing Dierks Bentley in the Fieldhouse.  Since the building is not typically used for concerts, there is a lot of work to be done to make it a suitable concert venue.  Racquetball courts have been turned into dressing rooms, catering rooms, and offices.  Pipe and drape covers all of the walls and hallways.  And one of the hallways has turned into a massage parlor for the band.

The last two days have consisted of building a stage, rigging light trusses and setting up back line.  By the end of the day (estimated to leave around 5am) I will have spent 34 hours in 2 days at the Fieldhouse.

After all this time and work, I hope the plaid shirt and cowboy boot wearing crowd enjoys the concert!

At the Corridor Business Journal, every year a panel chooses forty people under the age of 40 in the area that are successful.  This week I helped to organize a luncheon for these honorees to get to know each other and to get pictures and information from them to publish in our paper. The event was held at the University Athletic Club.

For the event, I helped distribute the information on the tables for the honorees, checked people in, and took pictures for their profile stories.  It was interesting to meet the people I had been writing about for the past few weeks and put a face to a name.

Another event for these honorees, their families and community members will be held at the end of the month at Riverside Resort and Casino.

The last few weeks have been overwhelmingly busy!  Last week we put on the University’s homecoming concert of Gov’t Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band.  Since it was an outdoor concert we had a lot more production to do then normal so we were there for 3 full days!  To set up we had to bring in generators for power, build the stage, put up a roof and set up speakers and lighting.  After all that we still had to unload and set up all the band’s equipment.

We had a great turn out of alumni and students for the show, filling the Pentacrest.  We had to take everything down after the concert though, which took until 6:30am.  What a long and tiring week!

Tomorrow we are putting on the concert Iron & Wine so look for updates on the show!