This was originally blogged on July 7th, 2010 and was the very first post of the blog. This took place not long after The 2010 London Fringe Festival… I still remember this dream and laugh because it is so “me”.
Let’s start this blog with something funny.
This year, I was a participant of the London Fringe Festival as a crew member for the first time. Some of you reading this may already know that I was the sound operator for Project G Force “RemasTered”. I had an interesting 1.5 months rehearsing with these guys, and got to know them even better. They left their funny mark on me in a way I have missed for the longest time, after doing several musicals and dramatic comedies – I had forgotten about sketch comedy.
So now that Fringe is over in London for this year, and yes I miss it, over the Canada Day long weekend I had the most intriguing and embarrassing dream that may have stemmed from my Fringe experience.
After the show, a fellow thespian who I have not worked with before, but who knows what I do because of Facebook finally approached me and asked how I got started in sound for theatre because I don’t seem as “loud” and “crazy” as say, Project G Force and most theatre folk.” When I heard the word crazy, I started laughing hysterically and responded, “Crazy, you think I’m not crazy? You clearly don’t know how crazy I can be cause I am good at hiding it. And the reason, I am so good at sound is because of how crazy I am, You want crazy, well here it goes: I can make it rain, I can make you think you are in Grand Central Station or even Egypt, and I can even crow like a rooster!”
Naturally that last statement was made cause I felt insulted by my fellow thespian’s remark. However, after I said that, they responded, “Do it then, crow like a rooster.” At that response, everyone else in the room including Project G Force and some other theatre friends looked at me all waiting for me to do just that. So, never to be afraid of making a fool of myself (’cause I’ve done that a hundreds of times already), I crowed like a rooster. What would have happened next is a mystery because I woke up right after.
I had a strange feeling in my throat when I woke up. My family had come down to visit for the long weekend, so I asked them if they heard me scream or yell in my sleep. They responded by saying I yelled so loud, I scared off my cat to hide behind the couch. I really am crazy and I can crow like a rooster…