Day 1

Posted: August 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Well my first day was interesting… I got into Heathrow around 10am. I didn’t sleep well on the plane though I slept most of it. Eventually I got through customs and went to retrieve my luggage. When I finally got off the shuttle to pick up my bus, I realized I missed my first one. Fortunately, the driver was kind enough to let me on the later one with my old ticket. the cab drivers are out of their god loving minds. 90gbp for a ride to my hotel which keep in mind, the exchange rate was 1.82 usd for a pound. Yeah… over 100 dollars. No spank you!

I finally got to my room and needed to shower quick. Hopped on FB to message the dancer I was to be working with, to let her know I was running late. I was told it is a 15-20 min tube ride by the girl in the lobby. We were to meet at the Piazza in Covent Gardens. Sadly, I got there an hour late. GRRRRR. I hate that! Never caught up with the dancer. Hung out for a while hoping to see her to no avail.

From there, I walked up to the Royal Opera House and met with Igor Kolb of the Mariinsky. We did a shoot for Barre Boys. This was a blast! We shot on the rooftop of the ROH on their balcony.

the view from where we shot… Basically, this was my backdrop…

After our shoot, he invited me back to shoot rehearsal the next day. We said goodbye then I left. Before heading back to Watford for the night, I did manage to see some of Don Q. I was falling asleep and had a nasty headache so I left at first intermission. Seats were HIGH up there!!!

Off to the underground transport then the above ground. I don’t recall what time I got back. I stayed up for a while talking with my wife intermittently. I was glad to be able to chat with her some before I went to bed. As much fun as I am having here, I do miss my family terribly. Interesting start to the trip!


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