what a wild year it has been...different shows..totally different venues..being a freelance aerialist is interesting..I get to experience a gamut of emotions in between jobs.
In conclusion, so far so good.I have had the pleasure of working with my diva sisters on several jobs, the divas are taking over show business!!Who are the Aerial Divas ?? The Aerial Divas are a group of professional aerialists who are dazzling in many aerial disciplines and are able to shine as soloists and work fabulous in ensembles.
My last venue was a tent and I did have aerial rigging adventures!! However I didn't get mildly hysterical or even take photos of my aerial rigging!! What is to become of me? When the truss was on the ground I choked 2- 4 foot spansets on the truss , I shackled them to my light weight crane bare that had guy lines and my web attached( I kept my web in a bag). The big top crew attached the tent to the truss. As the tent was being pulled up I ran under the tent and hooked up my trapeze! ta da, all that was left was pounding 4 stakes, adding beckets and ratchets and guying out my rigging!! For my fabric I swapped out with Carmen , she let me use her pulley. At intermission we dropped her lyra and hooked up my fabric.
Tear down had a little bit of work for me.. I climbed to the tippity top of my web ,unhooked my trapeze clipped it on my belt and slid down my web.The rest of my rigging came down with the tent, the man pulled my stakes out with the fork lift. that was that!!