Missbossy Meanders... SINGAPORE

Wednesday 30-April-03

Our first rehearsal at the Esplanade for Friday's performance. It's a good thing this is only a visual...

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6:42pm
 

 

 

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6:44am
I'm greeted by the thermometer patrol...
This woman is being told she just FAILED!!!
But people are given a chance to cool down.
I passed... just: 37.3 degrees!
 

 

 

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However treatment of the SSO is much more civilised:
each member is given their own high tech thermometer!
 

 

 

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The performer's threshold..
 

 

 

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6:49pm
Audio-visual monitoring off stage right
 

 

 

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Practice in progress on close circuit TV
 

 

 

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6:52pm
A place to wait backstage
 

 

 

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Backstage stuff ...
 

 

 

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Monitoring Stage Left
 

 

 

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6:53pm
Peeping through the window on stage left. I pray I've got the camera setting right... if the flash goes off I'll have to make a run for it.
 

 

 

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You know who's
dressing room
 

 

 

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6:59pm
A soprano is found squatting (i.e. moved
in illegally not actually in a deep knee bend)
in the other dressing room!
 

 

 

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7:05pm
practice doesn't start for half
an hour but the corridor fills up.
 

 

 

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Me waiting alone backstage
 

 

 

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More junk
 

 

 

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7:28pm
We are let onstage
 

 

 

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7:30pm
My head and a great organ
 

 

 

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The Sopranos
 

 

 

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Mr. Suitably Named Busby
 

 

 

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7:41pm
All Ready...
 

 

 

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Nella - The lead cellist
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7:58pm
The Bass Soloist
 

 

 

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9:00pm
We get a 10 minute break
 

 

 

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Me & Rosina - my choir buddy!!!
 

 

 

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And on my left side...
My "have to always have on my left side" friend
Who is very tolerant of my constant babbling at practice
 

 

 

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10:25pm
Quitting time
 

 

 

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Aiyah! It can only get better... right?