I have to work tonight. The bad kind of work — go sit at a desk and answer phones kind of work. If I wasn’t working tonight I could be working instead.
The Angels invited me out to a show tonight. And it’s likely, if I were able to take them up on it, I would actually make more money selling photos and video than I will working my straight job.
Not to worry though, I’ll see the girls this weekend. They will be participating in the Indy Pride Parade. There will be a lot of people at the parade and at the festival. So in addition to seeing my favorite sexy ladies, I’ll have the chance to meet new people, take new pictures and make new contacts.
The parade is not the only thing happening this weekend either. I was also asked to cover something called Scorched Nuts. This time by the fire spinners of Phoenix Fire. I can’t even try to attend this one. If I did I would never get to the Talbot Street Art Fair, but I am glad to have options.
The best thing is that with a little forethought I can choose the events that will have the best return. Those returns could be in dollars or connections, or hopefully, both.
My entire summer is filling up fast! The newest invitation is to a comic-book show/music showcase in July. Several bands are playing so there are some real possibilities for profit. Amazingly, the request came from a woman who I met at the last Angel Burlesque event. She is a performer with another troupe in town who came for the open mic night.
She wanted a video of her routine. Sheepishly, I informed her that I could send the video, but I couldn’t charge her for it. The quality was too poor. It was during her performance that I had to frantically look through my camera-bag. I had to find my spare battery. The indicator was on the video camera was flashing red! So I dug into every compartment of my gear until I found it, and that shook the tripod more than I expected. The result is a video that looks like the cameraman suddenly caught a case of Parkinson’s. I won’t be using that set-up again.
I sent my customer the video gratis, and she seemed happy with it. Happy enough invite me to another event anyway. Let’s just hope I can go, and nothing else comes up in the meantime.