Does this sound like confidence?
Yeah, I thought not. It's three more days and the freaking-out-factor is growing with every passing moment. It doesn't help at all that yesterday was the first big dress rehearsal with the band, lighting and mics working. We were supposed to be there at noon, but we didn't get working until 2 PM. I could have been cool with all that waiting around if it weren't for the fact that the girl and I had to leave at 2:30 so she could get to camp. We got to rehearse one and half songs before we had to bolt out of there. Not cool, not cool at all.
So the girl is off for a week of Girl Scout camp and spending it sleeping in a big teepee. That's right, sleeping on the ground (on a mattress) in a teepee with eleven other girls. It's a neat looking thing and I'm sure it will be a hoot to sleep in it the first couple of nights, but by the end of the week I'm wondering if the magic wears off. And I know for a fact that those bullfrogs can make a deafening amount of noise when they get going. I'm sure she'll have lots of stories when she comes home.
But now you're thinking "How can the girl be at camp for the week? What about the show?" Ah, believe me, this whole situation has been hashed to death. The final solution is that since she can not, WILL NOT, miss opening night, so we are running out to camp to pick her up, do the show and then run her back after. The show is fairly short, so she could potential be back in the teepee by 10:30, just in time for lights out. How Thursday will actually go is up to the fates now.