I get to stay at the show! The audience department, which is run through an outside contractor, hired me on specifically to stay at the show!
I had been talking to them about freelancing at other shows since I had thought they were staffed up at the show, but I got the good news tonight during the taping of the 2nd show.
I had already been telling people goodbye, and taking some souvenir photos with people who don’t work on Fridays. That’s how sure I was that I was gone.
I was so fucking happy, I actually cried. I can’t even remember the last time I was that happy. I love this show and I love the people, and to get to stay is fucking awesome.
Sure, the pay’s going to bite (on the upside, it’s still more than none), and the hours are going to be a bit odd (2-11pm), but I hadn’t heard shit from the dozens of resumes I had spread around Hollywood and was getting really, really nervous.
To be able to not worry about that crap is great, but to be able to stay at a place I love so much, especially after resigning myself to the fact that it wasn’t going to happen, is just amazing.
So it appears Wednesday was the fulcrum of my week, since Tuesday blew big time, Wednesday was kind of neutral, and today just fucking rocked.
Thanks to all those who lent me their support during this bizarro week. You guys rock.