Be on time!

One of the first rules of the road is Be On Time!   It’s generally considered in the professional concert touring industry that if you are on time, you are late.  That means if bus call is 9 am, you should be already checked out of the hotel, on the bus and ready to roll at 9, preferably at least 5 minutes prior.  If the show starts at 8 you should be in your position no later than 10 minutes prior.  

If you are working a show as a stagehand, it’s very important that you show up on time for labor calls.  Load in, Show call, and Load out all start at a pre-determined time, not whenever you decide to show up.  

You may think being just ten minutes late to a load in is not a big deal when in fact the rest of the crew are now having to work harder to make up for the missing crewman/woman -YOU!  Work happens fast on a live show or event and a LOT happens in a very short time.  So if you show...

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