Friday, April 25, 2008

Ready for the weekend

We have just completed a grueling stretch of 5 weeks straight without a real weekend. Normally we only have one day off per week, Sunday, but once a month we are treated to TWO whole days off and now it's the eve of our 2 day weekend.
There's a lot in store for us. The 4th Annual BF5K race will be run tomorrow afternoon and I'll post some photos from the indoor 5K race soon. This year, we have an abundance of musical talent on station and tomorrow night five bands will be making their South Pole debut at
Polestock 2008.
While the bands were busy practicing their sets, the halls and doors of the station were plastered with concert flyers, a sound stage was constructed, security staff and roadies hired and backstage passes designed and printed up. Our unofficial historian Bill Spindler released the official media kit for the many news and wire services fighting to cover the huge event.
"Contact the promoter’s office for information regarding performer interview availability and backstage passes."
And the gym is being turned into the South Pole Coliseum.
The sound stage was constructed in pieces and put together this afternoon.
I was on the decorating commitee (OK, it was just me and Calee) and we went for a pseudo-60's theme plus white Christmas lights and mosquito netting...can't tell you how we ended up with a mosquito net down here.
The official USAP/NSF emblem in the gym now has a big smiley face.
I was also in charge of rounding up costumes and wigs for the band members and concert goers.
While Paul and BFK help out with the sound checks, the roadies will work tirelessly into the night preparing for the festival. We'd all camp outside the Coliseum tonight for the best seats if we all weren't participating in the 5K but I'm sure we'll rush the gates as soon as we finish scarfing down the post race pizza. Stay tuned for the weekend reports.


At 1:52 AM, Blogger Neal said...

Looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Tara said...

Polestock - I love it! Make sure you have enough security to guard the mosh pit! You don't want anyone injuring themselves while crowd-surfing. Will there be a live recording of the festival? And just who will be the official groupies hmmm...?


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