22 March 2005
Weird old day. I don't think I slept very well, with a head full of thoughts about the outdoor production, or perhaps I hadn't activated my DNA sufficiently this morning. The cold, damp drizzle didn't help, along with getting called into the venue at short notice for a confetti-cannon test which ended up being postponed for hours.
The main load-in commenced and went pretty well, if unsurprisingly, a little slowly. The confetti was great though, so I think we have an opening to the show.Spoke to Bono three times today, which resulted in a lot of the loose ideas starting to come together. Having spent some time on the stage in Vancouver, it's easier for everyone to get a feel for what this might end up being. The addition of an audience would be a huge help but we have a little longer to wait for that.
Didn't work too late tonight as I could sense that everyone was feeling the same about today - all oddly unproductive. The night crew bailed from the venue about 2am and figured we'd have another go tomorrow.