Unfortunately the performance didn't work out. My partner got a flu with temperature 39 just a day before the festival, so I had to finish all the preparations overnight by myself. God, the next day was a curse. I don't remember how we made it to the concert hall, I was too tired out and sick( Somehow we managed to rehearse on stage in the morning, then I started building our stage decorations together with our helper. Suddenly it was time to put the costumes on and to show them to the judjes (a produre that has to be done before the perfomance). The final marks for the costumes were a total failure, as I found out later. I was told that it's due to sewing faults in my partner's costume... But c'mon guys, we have a full mechacostume and a handmade mechanical wheelchair here! It's not something you put behind because of a few crooked stitches!... The marks were as if we both had badly-sewn sailor-fukus. All of this gives me a feeling of slight injustice... About the perfomance itself. As I said, my partner was sick and stressed a lot, she hardly made it to the concert hall. Unluckily, on stage her wig caught on clothes during the part where she changes her dress and she couldn't do anything about it. Because of this the secong part of the action screwed up, we didn't even show the wheelchair to the public. We didn't face this sort of problem during the rehearsals, not a single time. So, I guess, it's just enourmous mishap we encountered.
I usually don't swear but this time I'll write it in caps. F***K THE LIGHTING OPERATOR!! MAN, DON'T EVER APPROACH THE LIGHTING SYTEM! This guy, along with sound operator and camera operator, managed to ruin half of WCS-performances. Each team had a strict lighting scenario. However, all of them were ignored and no one apologised for it. Russian forums went mad about organisation this year. In 2015 the festival, most likely, will lose a lot of participants.Our performance also had an important lighting part - but no one cared about it.
I hope this entry explains my long abscence. It's hard to put yourself together after a failure like this. I could tell even more but I don't want to bore you with tons of text. Stage projects will be a taboo for a while, I gotta take a break. And no more team projects, that's for sure. I'm trying to continue with photoshoots and craft skills improvement. "Keep calm and carry on"
That's the problem I've been noticing a lot with cosplay showcases, a lot of places don't hired professionals to run important equipment but rely on volunteers who might not have proper experience and can easily ruin it.