Well, we weren't very good bloggers today and we did absolutely nothing off the list from We Love Brighton. We did, however, have an adventure we though we could share... this is something everyone goes through in Brighton right?
As we've stated previously, we love our little flat in Brighton. We scored big time and we have a living room that is just big enough to do all our practice in for our extra shows like the Otherplace Launch, the Fringe City performances, and our features at The Late Show (which have been going brilliantly by the way). Anyway, this didn't happen today, but it gives a run down on what clutzes we occasionally are...
We were having a good run through of our medley going from Making Art into Smart People. For those of you who have seen the show, you'll hopefully have a fond chuckle remembering those songs! So Tamara was on the guitar for Making Art, and then forgot that she needs to keep the guitar on for Smart People. In the process of taking it off she nearly took out the light fixture - we all paused as she untangled herself with no damage done.
Round One: Point & Shoot team 1 - Flat 0.
In relief, we decided to practice the transition again, when - Oops! Smash! Right into the lovely John Lewis Harmony Light Shade again!
Round Two: Flat 1 - Point & Shoot team ... Well the flat and the light shade won that round entirely. If you can call getting a guitar stabbed through your middle winning!
But, not to worry. A replacement shade has been found, in consultation with our host, and a local electrician will make sure everything is fine and dandy.
Onto the next little oopsadaisy, and this did happen this fine English Sunday.
After another late afternoon rehearsal for the Sunday night Late Show, Rob and Erin were cooking up a quick dinner each in the kitchen. Now Erin likes her sausages very well done - let's be honest, a steak should be medium rare, a sausage should be cooked through - so she cuts through them and keeps the heat going. We may have been a bit slack on the cleaning-of-the-pans task, and there may have been an excess of oil maybe? But, everything was going fine and then, Horrible Lound Sounds! It didn't even seem smoky, but we'd set off the fire alarm in the flat and alarms were going on every level!
Round Three: Flat (kicking Point & Shoot in the butt) - Point & Shoot (losing all hearing).
Game definitely over.
It wasn't until now that we realised that there really was no-one else living in the building, because surely people would have come out in a panic, especially because after Rob had pulled the alarms down to see if we could turn them off, with no result, and we heard that the sound was blaring down at the front door too, Erin rushed down the dark stairs, hitting the light switch and an extra fire alarm button on the way down. The alarm system at the bottom had instructions to stop some of the ear destroying alarm sounds. Lucky us though, we had to get a system with a fautly bit in a sensor that we could do nothing about (we found this out afterwards). Not only that, but after phoning the official security response team, discovered there was a very simple key to turn it all off that we didn't have. So Robert and Erin sat on the front steps waiting for the kind guy from the security response to come from the other side of town, where he was babysitting because it was after hours, to use a little black key to turn it off. We were very grateful that he saved our ears. Plus he wasn't bad looking!
Well this was a bit of an experience, but it was fun to eat our dinner on the front step overlooking the main street, saying hi to passers by. We had a good laugh went a truck went byt with an advert on the side that said, 'We think our food is great, but don't trust us, trust our customers', and Rob and Erin decided that the truck wasn't transporting food goods, it was actually jammed full of the customers who were kept in there to tell you that the food was really good... ok, maybe that was a need to be there situation!
Then we watched another seriously awesome play at Otherplace ('So It Goes' - so very very good) and smashed another Late Show performance. Phewph. What a day.