Its my third week of interning, and I’ve got a good routine down. Park, throw my stuff in my cubicle, Starbucks, meetings, lunch, task, emails, emails, home. This week I haven’t gotten lost in the halls and I now know where the big pantry is on our floor. Its the small victories people.
This week I’ve been trained to work on setting up payments for material we’ve licensed. Its really great that I have experience with excel and customer service as both are required in this task. We have a policy of “killing people with kindness” and helping as much as we possibly and legally can. I really appreciate that we have these kinds of policies; although it may take some time on our part, it can really help with our relationships for the future. Plus it sends a message to all the people we work with that we really care about their concerns and setting things right.
This week I was also treated to a Live Taping for a new show. Five of my fellow interns and I showed up to a local venue to be “bodies” in a preliminary taping. We were given a private concert by Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery and were able to observe the backstage experience of a taping. Basically its all about sound, lighting, and blocking. The major point is to also capture a good run through in the event that the live taping with the real crowd doesn’t go as well.
All I can say is that both performers were very personable and down to earth. Thomas Rhett even posed for some pictures with us while Danielle also filled in as a crowd member to demonstrate the blocking. Both were great live and I was really impressed with Danielle’s vocal range-no wonder she won The Voice.
Although I was invited to stay for the real taping, I had to get back to work so I could go to class. I am so lucky that my department encourages me to attend these events and allows me to work on tasks that they do themselves.
In other news, My best friend was in Nashville this past weekend for her birthday and we went to the Keith Urban Light the Fuse Tour Finale at the Bridgestone Arena. Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town opened the show, but nothing compared to Keith Urban on guitar. With Special Guest Performances by Eric Church and Peter Frampton, this finale was one of the best I had ever seen.
All of these artists (excluding Peter Frampton) have great new music out and can be found on iTunes and in stores such as Wal-mart if you’re feeling a little throwback.