I had to replace a wifi repeater in my mumble stage communictation setup today. It was wreaking havoc last week.. kinda working.. intermittant failure.. I ripped it out by the roots today mid day, and replaced it with dedicated router for my hard link from stage to booth. So I went to ride herd on it tonight and rode shotgun in the booth for my first live show in a year and a half. I had the dubious honor of lighting the last show we did there pre pandemic. I have volunteered for this org for 20 years now.. have done something for multiple shows every season onstage or off. Acting, Directing, Set design, Lighting Design, Created specialty props and magic, made smoke, flash,confetti, and fake fire. Stood in the rain as parking attendant, cleaned the toilets. And here we were back with 550 people in the seats for Mama Mia. Vacc rates hovering about 50% local incidence extremely low for the moment. Is it too soon? I served on the Board of directors for 12 of those 20 years, but not currently. Kind of glad I was out of the loop for the decision making this time.. I was there when we shut it all down. I installed the first video feed of the music director, the first LED lights, Video monitors throughout the stage area, The stage communication system. Babysat and organized the tech while we were mothballed. It was great to see it all back in action, with the cast singing and dancing their hearts out. But is it too soon?.. will we hurt someone in the name of entertainment? It's been a rougher year for those of you who make your living at this than we who do it on the side, but I just had to lay this out there somewhere. Thanks for reading if you waded through the whole ramble.