To say this week was hectic, would be a complete understatement…and it is only Thursday night!! The beginning of the week was busy as usual but yesterday, starting at noon, I was non-stop until right now, where I am sitting waiting for edits for homework and reviewing French, but I will take what I can get!
Opening Night- I intern at the Wilma Theater in the development department, so opening night of a show is the night of all nights for us!! Most of my work to this point was for opening night, so seeing everything come together was incredible as well as meeting all the people I hear about and print envelopes day in and day out! To sum up the night in 1 word, I would say ongoing. I got out of class at 3, rushed home, threw on a dress, struggled with a sock bun (trying to be Lauren Conrad), filled a bag with band aids, phone charger and all things necessary for a night and was out the door to by 3:25. I think I set a few records but was quickly slowed down due to the subway not running and having to take a bus to a subway…thank you as always SEPTA! Once I arrived, I was quickly put to work, putting final touches on everything and getting ready for our guests to arrive! I walked over, bag filled with name tags and tickets, to FISH restaurant for the VIP per-party, where I walked people to the courtyard and met many board members who were anxious to learn more about me! With the look from my boss, I was quickly on my way back to the Wilma to meet the caterers, thank goodness I wore flats, and I was at it again! Once the guests arrived and began watching the play, we transformed the lobby for the after party! After a 3 hour and 45 minute play, everyone was ready and eager to dig into the food and have a few drinks. With multiple tables of food, cheese, desserts and lots of wine and beer, I was busy cleaning up and making sure everything was replenished. The play and the party were getting rave reviews from everyone involved, seeing the event come together and being such a success was more than I could ever ask for and an incredible experience. As the dance party started, I looked at my watch an saw it was 2:15, time for me to leave after 10 hours, I could no longer keep up and a cab was outside to deliver my back to North Philly for a much needed night of sleep!
Fashion Show- That night of sleep, yeah not too long as my alarm quickly sounded at 8 am and I was up, doing homework then off to the Wilma for clean up and more filing! Although the day dragged on, I knew it was because I was looking forward to working behind the scenes at the Macy’s fashion show after I was done for the day! A friend gave my name to the right person and bam, I got a gig backstage dressing models at a fashion show! Dressed in all black and comfortable shoes (hey, do I want to be like Lauren Conrad or something?), me and my 2 friends arrived ready to go and were quickly put to work! I steamed, pulled outfits and got models ready for their 1st looks! I was in charge of 2 models who compared this show to a walk in the park- being from New York and having done some major shows! They told me I was doing a great job as I buckled shoes, hooked bracelets and made sure their fur was on correctly! It was such a great experience, I met some amazing people, was able to see the behind the scenes work that goes into a fashion show and get paid while doing it!! After we cleaned up, returned shoes, accessories and clothes to where they belonged in Macy’s and we were on our way!
The past 2 days have been lots of standing, running around and constantly moving, so after a nice dinner downtown, I was so excited to come back to my apartment. My roommate bought me Reese’s cups and had them waiting on my desk, she knows me well. So as I snack on them and finish up some homework, I am beyond ready for a great night of sleep, I am even skipping the gym in the morning so I can sleep in and relax!!
And hey, its almost Friday, so enjoy it and have a laugh!