||On Tuesday, I get to work the barricades for the Dave Matthews Band concert. That means I get paid to stand in front of the stage, six feet from Dave Matthews, and stare at the crowd.
The next Saturday, Weezer is coming to town. I'm not working it, I'm just getting free tickets.
Of course, the twenty-hour days of manual labor are a bit rough at times, but I don't work much. Usually it's fun stuff.
In the theatre, sometimes a ballet will come through and only two people on the crew will speak English, the others speak a kind of French and Russian mix (?). Other times they're Spanish, or sometimes Mexican. But all the American roadies speak with a Southern accent.
Nearly everybody working at the coliseum and the theatre are studying comp sci or computer engineering at the university. And but they aren't commie Lenixists, they're drinkers. It's wonderful.