Wednesday, July 21, 2004
So I sang at the wedding saturday. However, saturday morning I woke up with the twenty-four hour flu. That was miserable. I absolutely HAD to leave for the wedding at two. I left at three, with my mother driving, and me trying not to throw up in my car. I arrived at 4. The wedding was starting at 4:30. The sound people wanted me to run my song with the orchestra to check the mic. It was hot. The wedding was outdoors. There was no shade. I got through one run through, then first chair violin took over and wanted to run it from measure 61. I blacked out. I came to on the ground with a couple of strings looking at me like "what's her problem." I got up and walked into the lobby and bought some water. "I only have to last until 5:15." 5:15 came and went. We hadn't even started. 5:30. 6:00. 6:15. The wedding started at 6:30. Thank heavens it did, because the sun set, it cooled off, and I had enough water in me finally to make it through the ceremony without blacking out or throwing up on anyone! SCORE! I've never been so glad to get a paycheck in my life. It wouldn't END!