The next day was interesting because we had our show in Clyde. It happened to be at Clyde High School... It was a really nice facility for a high school, but just not what we were ready to face. Our management team had to deal with one obstacle after another starting with a challenging space, losing power in the building, not being able to find working lights... it was interesting to say the least. I had to laugh when, for the blackout at the end of Act I our ASM ran around the stage to flip the work lights off onstage that had been providing a lot of light for us since there weren't many good working stage lights. ha ha! All in all, though, it was a good come-together sort of moment for our whole company and we made it work. Clyde turned out to be a really fun stop and we thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Red Roof Inn across the street from a GREAT farmer's market where we stocked up on some small pumpkins for the bus, homemade cookies, popcorn balls, and fall treats to get us in the Halloween spirit!
I was really excited for our next stop, Terre Haute, because it was the first place on tour that my parents were going to be able to come to see the show! Being amazing as they are, they ended up bringing me all sorts of goodies like clothes I had forgotten to bring, a roast for the bus, coffee cake... all Hampton signature dishes! Ha ha! We performed in a really nice space and the show was good for Donna and Berry. The dressing rooms were sort of interesting at this theatre, though, because it was just one big room with a curtain across the middle. Needless to say, we had lots of fun shouting to one another before the show. Afterward I went out to dinner with my parents and said goodbye before heading back to the hotel. The cast went out for dinner so I went along to hang out. We happened to have a really sweet waitress in high school who loved performing. She was so sweet and got a great big tip from us after we overheard other customers being HORRIBLE to her. Seriously, people- servers are really doing their best to make you happy. Don't be mean! That night we enjoyed the Holiday Inn's hot tub where we met some flee market shoppers who had made big purchases that they were truly PUMPED about: lots of t-shirts, tie-dye, etc. I was thoroughly impressed... yup...
Moving on down the road,