A lot of you might already know the story of what I'm doing for three weeks, but for those of you who don't, here it is.
It came out of nowhere, but it was a chance of a lifetime. Luckily, with last minute cancelations and no one else available, I was offered the job almost a week before this trip was scheduled to take place. Trevor Lush calls me up and says, "would you like to tour west coast Canada with the NAC Orchestra?" Unsure of what was to be expected of me, or if I even had all the right equipment, I willingly jumped to the opportunity.
Since I no longer have a fulltime job, there was nothing stopping me from taking off for three weeks. The only thing I had to do to get the gig was to prove my ability. Three days before we were to say "bon voyage!" I went to the NAC to take some test shots of the orchestra. I ended up showing Jane (the kind lady that hired me) the photos and all she said was "your hired." Needless to say my face lit up, as I thanked her and expressed my excitement.
So today, we set out on the adventure to share music. I am to capture most of the events we will be doing over the 20 days. Landing at 1pm Vancouver time, I settled into my hotel room, (with 2 beds all to myself...how will I choose which one to sleep in?) and took a walk to check out my surroundings. I ended up stumbling upon a wine store and treated myself to a nice sauvignon blanc. There is an Irish pub down the street, I'd be a fool not to check it out. Especially with the per diem they gave me in advance. Here's to you NAC! Cheers!