Tech is not only not fun. It is also very dangerous. If you have no idea what I am talking about, please click here and read part one in the my “tech will never be fun” series.
I have a friend whom I love dearly. He is a lovely human being who just so happens to be very accident prone. It got to the point where if you heard something fall back stage at the theatre you would call his name and ask him if he was all right. Only once was it not him who had fallen, and he was moderately insulted that we had all believed him to have been the one to have fallen down the stairs.
One tech in particular he was in a hurry. He was up a ladder working on a set piece with a paddle bit. He needed to reach up and do something not paddle bit related, so he put the screw gun down the front of his pants, paddle bit end first. (more…)