Sunday, July 27, 2008

Roadie

In the crazy life of Shyla I have held many titles, but over the next 6 weeks I will add another fun experience to my repertoire... Roadie.

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ROADIE
(n:) The road crew (or roadies) are the assistants who travel with a band photographers on tour, usually in sleeper buses, and handle every part of the concert tour productions except actually performing speaking with the musicians photographers.
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Ive been invited to join the Free to Succeed Tour with David Jay and Jasmine Star to help manage logistics, hotels and the occasional psycho photographer fan. (oh, yeah and perhaps most importantly is that I will also be cooking meals for the crew*) Technically it's more like a road manager but roadie sounds way more fun.
DJ's *REAL* assistant Crystal will be having emergency surgery and despite the countless hours she put into planning this tour, she will not be able to attend. So, DJ called me up on Thursday and I had three days to put my life in order to leave for 6 weeks. CRAZY. But then again, that's the story of my life.... one CRAZY adventure after another.

I am immesnly looking forward to meeting all the amazing photographers in each city and connecting with friends new and old. It's basically going to be awesome. Oh, and guess what? My planned weddings for the month just HAPPEN to be in the cities we are stopped in on the tour. Seriously....could it be MORE perfect?

Plus, I am equally excited to finally take that cross country road trip that failed miserably the first time.


so yeah, this will be my home for the next month... (those decals are actually REAL btw)


and here is the route...




I'll keep ya'all posted, and if you are near a city we stop in, make sure to come say "hi".



[* note: be prepared boys, I will not be cooking junk food so get it out of your system now. ;)]

18 comments:

Nicole L. Rogers said...

Hey! I will be at the one in NC, so can't wait to see ya again!

Krista Photography said...

Have a great time roomie! We'll miss you while you're away :) Hopefully we'll see you when your tour comes through Boston!

kennykimdotcom said...

Shyla - see you tommorrow!

Josh said...

It will be nice to meet you in KC:) I'll be attending with fellow Anti Alumni's Kelley Walker-Chance and Heather Cole.

Brett Bollman said...

Woo Hoo!! Road trip!!!

If you need any help... I'm a master at cooking noodles!! :o)

Troy Schneider said...

Excellent. Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet you in Austin. I'm looking forward to the tour stop.

Cathy and David Photography said...

Are you coming to Indy?? :)

Cathy and David Photography said...

Are you coming to Indy?? :)

nancy m said...

Have fun and of course take lots of photos (like you won't, huh?). Wish you were coming to OHIO!!! That would be awesome. Well, maybe next time. Have a safe trip:)

Jeff Barron said...

Hey Shyla! Glad you get to join us in Dallas. I am actually coming from Oklahoma. Where in OK are you from?

THE assistant said...

You are the best Shyla!!!

Karen Mikols said...

OK, Salina, Kansas is about mid-way between Denver and KC .... so I expect a stop!!!! ;-)

Will Tangorra said...

Hey Shy! Sounds like it's gonna be a blast for you guys! I know a lot of us will be at the Boston gig...hope to see you there!

Amanda Key said...

It was great to meet you tonight!...and put January 17th on your calendar so you can join us in D.C.

loragaige said...

Shyla - You're the best!! It was awesome meeting you and please keep in touch!! AP and I will hop on the first plane when you're back in Boston! :)

Tira J Photography said...

Hi Shyla! I am looking forward to meeting you in LA next week. Have fun on the road!

emilie inc. said...

Wow! What a road trip! Guess this would explain why I missed ya at the opening on Friday. Have a BLAST and be sure to connect when you get back to the east coast. I'll surely need a Shyla fix by then! Hugs! Hi to DJ.

Sandra Salisbury said...

you are such a lucky duck! I hope you are having fun! I will have to stalk you guys when you're out this way.

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