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The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE! (karma: 2)
By ZandBPremium member Comments: 1068, member since Fri Sep 03, 2004
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:00 PM
Edited by ZandB (105360) on 2007-05-26 18:05:35 Břrk! Břrk!
Edited by ZandB (105360) on 2007-05-26 18:24:58 Hey!
Edited by ZandB (105360) on 2007-05-26 18:54:44 Stupid ratzin fratzin spell checker!

Whilst everyone else enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend, Feis Dads, Feis Moms and Adult Dancers from Washington D.C. Area schools gathered at “The Mount” to once again “set the stage” for the CCE Feis to be held tomorrow, Sunday, May 27, 2007.

Folks this is the labor of love because, if it weren’t for the wonderful people you see in the following pictures, you wouldn’t be dancing at the CCE. So, to all the Feis Volunteers everywhere, a “tip o’ the hat to ya!”

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The seats are empty now...


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Two Feis dads are making sure the “Stage is tight”. Look closely as that’s a rather unique tool which I call a “screw machine gun”. A belt of screws is loaded into the working end of the device and screws are driven in rapid succession into the stage.


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Regular members of dance.net might recognize the boots and manly legs from a previous kilt post. MegaMAID’s husband makes sure the stage is “in the groove”.


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Even as the stages are being built, the “sound guys” are scrambling over them stringing cables, checking systems and doing sound checks...


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Lumber and plywood are scattered throughout the arena and the skeletons of the stages begin to take shape.


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A lot of grunt work takes place as each plywood sheet has to be laid out on the frame.


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Six stages were built today using a proven assembly line process developed by the incredible stage wrangler, Brian W., a Feis dad from the Culkin School, who has successfully orchestrated building the stages of two Southern Region Oireachtasi and fourteen local Feiseanna. Quite a track record!


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And the beat goes on...


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And on...


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The stadium seating at Mount Saint MaryÂ’s makes it quite a venue for FeisinÂ’. Everyone in the bleachers can watch the activity of six different stages.


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Yet another view...


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Check out competitor 131!


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While youÂ’re at the Feis, you have to make time to visit the Shrine of the Grotto located across the street just south of the campus. The grounds are beautiful this time of the year and very inspiring.


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Another View of the Grotto.


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This is your last chanceÂ….IÂ’ve got quite a supply of MoonPies free to anyone that can track me down with a coupon!


See you there!

9 Replies to The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!

re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By IrishRunnerPremium member Comments: 69, member since Fri Jan 26, 2007
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:09 PM
Great photo essay ZandB. Nice piece for motivation as I sit in the Holiday Inn waiting for tomorrow! (And after seeing Riverdance last night :) )
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By Naoisemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1463, member since Tue Apr 20, 2004
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:18 PM
Aww. Wow, that's great. I'm a sap and have little tears in my eyes seeing how hard everyone worked for us. The stages look awesome. This is my first feis with all my dances in novice, and I look forward to running from stage to stage, dancing my butt off tomorrow.

Thanks to all that came out to help. We'd be nowhere without you.

(I'm sad to say that I don't have access to a printer, so I will not be able to print out the coupon, ZandB, but maybe next time!)

Good luck dancers!
Nisha
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By Hop_123member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 4234, member since Sat Feb 03, 2007
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:21 PM
Tee Hee! Now I'm really getting excited! It looks great. Thanks for all the hard work. See you all tomorrow!
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By AnothermomtooPremium member Comments: 1096, member since Mon Jan 30, 2006
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:37 PM
Great job. No doubt there are some sore backs this evening!

So which competition is #1900? Screw machine gunning while wearing a kilt?
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By MegaMAIDPremium member Comments: 204, member since Tue May 23, 2006
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:43 PM
^Good idea, Anothermomtoo! I think that competition should be suggested to the feis committee. Hopefully, though, such heavy tools will not be necessary for tomorrow's #1900, which is the soda bread competition...
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By jiggymommamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1221, member since Tue Apr 24, 2007
On Sat May 26, 2007 06:56 PM
Wow-
That venue is amazing. I hate always having to stand in the back to catch a glimpse of my daughter dancing. Bleachers are perfect! Unfortunately, we live on the west coast and it's a bit far to travel. Have a great feis!
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By RodneysGlory Comments: 1909, member since Wed Sep 14, 2005
On Sat May 26, 2007 08:00 PM
It looks great. Thanks for sharing the photos of all the hard workers! We applaud you!
Rumor
By towhealdown Comments: 2, member since Sat May 26, 2007
On Sat May 26, 2007 08:16 PM
OK Z&B,

There is a rumor out there that a certain well known solo dress is hitting the market at CCE. Word out is that it comes w/a box of moon-pies (to be delivered at a later feis).

Can you confirm?????
re: The Stages are Ready and Waiting at CCE!
By ZandBPremium member Comments: 1068, member since Fri Sep 03, 2004
On Sat May 26, 2007 08:38 PM
^towhealdown

The rumors are true!

The dress, formerly known as “ZandB’s daughter’s dress”, is indeed on the market again! The current owner is none other than the “MoonPie Girl” herself, so indeed, the said purchaser of this dress (picture below) will also receive a complimentary box of MoonPies!

The dress is a “one of a kind” creation with an incredibly soft satin lining and was designed and crafted by a professional theater costume designer.

Look for it on the “Previously Loved” solo dress rack at CCE.

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