The life of a festival tech/gofer/thing…

22/08/2015

This weekend I’m mostly being a tech/gofer at Open Skies festival at Shamed Castle, Co. Antrim, forgoing family, new puppy, own bed, writing T&Cs for www.purplemountain.com and tearing my hair out over trying to design an HVAC system for my imminent studio build. It’s feeding-frenzy time in the green room and trust me, this is is a welcome break!

It gives me a little time to reflect on how important it is to step away from a normally professional role, to just take orders from other people and get stuck into messy, muddy, lugging stuff around work.

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Open Skies Festival, Shanes Castle, Antrim

It’s noisy in here, but refreshingly comfortable! Everyone’s dead on, very kind and there’s a lot of laughter here.

I just want to go home tomorrow without trapping my fingers in anything or dropping something on my foot! And sure, if I get bored, there’s always the security dude looking after the Game of Thrones set whose got some good stories too share!

You couldn’t be bored in this job!

Best

Gary

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