Sunday, June 20, 2010

On the road again.

For the last six months, our dance school has been rehearsing for a play called 'Soar Like An Eagle'. The play is about how dancing can change a person's life and the journey towards that point of change.

We've performed at various venues, namely Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchell's Plain and Milnerton Playhouse.

Our next stop. Grahamstown Festival. We're all very excited because we have never performed at a festival before. Our group is leaving at different times to make it easier and cheaper. We have to drive there because it's a mission to fly to Port Elizabeth and then drive to Grahamstown anyway. Ten hours of car here we come.

I think everybody can understand that there is only so much a person can do for ten hours in a car. Eat, sleep, read for a little bit, listen to music, and eat again. For us, that would cover about two hours. What about the other eight?

Things I have learned from previous trips:
1. Always have a good amount of food - mostly sweet stuff. For empty moments when you have nothing else to do.
2. It's all about layering. Wear multiple layers of clothing with varying degrees of warmth. This is to avoid being caught unawares at a robot next to a group of bikers. True story.
3. Most importantly, MOVE AROUND. You don't want to get out of the car, not be able to use your limbs, fall on your face, and die of embarrassment. In spite of your humiliation, this is very funny for others around you.

I hope these are helpful for your trips to come. I hope they come in handy to avoid future catastrophes.

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