Im actually wearing some Ratdog local crew right now . . . girls . . .
I do remember that upstaging did give us a little more swag
than jsut shirts . . . we got some old spansets, rigging steel, a coupe shackels . . . yup, none of which should ever be used again.
Tonight it's a Frost
Lighting Sweat Shirt - Can't exactually wear it to work now can I, and a Ocktober Fest Staff shirt. Talk about swag
- 30 tokens or 30 beers was the norm for working such shows. About breaks even after constant decorator's union problems. - In spite of the "who might be the people in such union questions" they gave almost as many problems as any other union at times. Ha, Ha, anyone following the current
Navy Pier/McCormic Place - past Governor of Illinois thing? Interesting how connected non-functioning places to work can be to the lead people in the city or state. Did I say City??? Na, it's the Teflon Mayor. Sticks to all but him. Good person, he diserves to be a king or Poriah of the city by genes but he has this greasing the wheel thing still going on. But that's off subject and why I won't work at places I'm qualified to work, much less enter McCormic Place convention center anymore.
What am I saying. Any gig where after it's done you get to drink around the world of micro brews is golden.
Now back to the subject. They did what on spansets, shackles and steel??? - !!!
That's not swag
, that's directly something the people should not be leaving behind. Not only from the stand point
of hey, this stuff is unsafe for us to use but just fine for all of you to be using, talk to the lawyers after someone gets injured and we are in the lawsit. Any idea on what I do for a living when my very hastled boss goes home for the night or is on vacation? Something about needing accurate counts on all equipment - especially rigging stuff so that at midnight we are not searching the building for those missing pieces that should be there but somehow can't be found. They mark
the gear as bad, it gets cut up so it can't be used than taken out of the inventory and replaced. It does not come back from a show and it becomes a liability left all across the country or world and makes the people search for it.
Them people leaving you the rigging swag
did no favors to you because what gear was not safe for them to keep was also not safe for you to keep. Plus it screws other shows that are counting on it's use. Don't want any names and shows, but in the future, if someone offers you rigging gear or other swag
that's show gear, both refuse it and report the people offering it. They need a talking to.
Off my high horse. What shirt I really wanted was the Norah Jones shirt. Does not help me pick up
girls but I like the singer. That or the Sting
tour - any of them, that I actually did a lot of work on but still missed out on the shirt for. The rest for me are just colors of shirt to wear under the basic black, blue, green or gray. The Stones tour too much. Every time I'm low on clean shirts, that's all that's in the cabinet. It amongst other bad rock is what I won't wear even if judging by color. Swag
, I already have a trunk of it - a sea bag's full of shirts to clean once in a while. Pick and choose at some point
the more rare ones into the don't wear because they are wearing out pile such as my Elf Quest shirt.
, too bad Klien does not do it. Wait a minute I have their button
shirt. More Klien, ETC
, Flying Pig etc
shirts from the vendors is what I want. Tour shirts is too easy.
Any news on the high school or college trading of shirts swag
thing? That's something you all can do amongst each other. Find a buddie and trade that Grease shirt or what ever. Good way to bulk up the inventory plus make a statement to your teachers.