How my first Harold show was saved
This past Sunday, I had my first Harold class show for my iO classes. I was originally going to skip it because I had to work really early in the morning. I didn’t want to drive up to Hollywood on a Sunday night back in time for work at 4am. My plan changed when I went into my Level 3 class the Saturday before and found out only 4 people were going to be at the show. I only just just did my first full Harold that day so I wasn’t very comfortable with the form just yet.
I showed up 30 minutes late after call time. I was stuck in traffic for 4 hours on my to LA from San Diego. I arrived at the Loft at iO tired, exhausted, annoyed and felt like I let down my group. I wasn’t sure if they started yet. The show started at 9. I got there at 9:05. I go up to the Loft, and the first team is already starting their opening. At this point, I feel like complete crap. I did not feel like performing. Especially not a Harold in front of my teacher and friends. Fast forward 20 minutes later. The lights are pulled on the first group and our coach, Zach Huddleston makes his way to the front of the stage to announce us. “Please welcome the next group, ‘All the Way from San Diego!'”
As soon as I heard the name of our group, I started laughing. Really hard. I also had the biggest smile on my face for the rest of the night. In those few seconds, from our seats to the stage, my attitude and mood did a complete 180. It made me so happy to know that my group was thinking of me when they named our class group. Not in a conceited “everything is about me” way either. What I was really happy about is that I didn’t let my group down and they were not mad/frustrated with me. That small thing allowed to me to pull myself together and perform in a very fun 5 person Harold show.