on wednesday i went to memphis, tennessee, with two of my workmates to attend the ‘touring broadway – road marketer’s forum’. the morning we were leaving i felt so guilty not being at my desk – there is just so much going on right now with tpac’s official broadway season starting, that taking three days off seemed completely illogical. but as soon as we were on the road, listening to cat empire and watching the green landscape streak by, i let go of all the anxiety and started to enjoy myself. afterall, we were on a roadtrip. and in my book, roadtrips = a.great.deal.of.fun.
i had a such a great time in memphis. the city has a similar pulse to nashville. relaxed, warm, friendly, music oriented. the marketing forum i went to was amazing. i learned so much listening to experiences shared by marketing managers from other theaters. these people are consumate pro’s and many of them have been in the industry longer than i have lived in one country so i didn’t say much. i was in the ‘silent observer’ category, rather than the ‘hear my fabulous idea complete with jazz hands gesturing’ category.
and now i’m back home and so grateful i have the weekend to recover.