I carried a lot of ice that night.
The following June I was asked once again by my good friend, Bryan, to carry ice for the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2010. So I did. I carried ice.
The next year, I helped build and dedicate the bar to remember and honor our good friend, Bryan. And I carried a lot of ice.
In 2013 my dear friend, Stacy Jones Hill, became my boss as we tackled FringeTV together. It was a year of carrying a lot of equipment, long segments, laughter, sweat, and learning. We brought those learned lessons to the table in the following year and spit out a lot of footage on FringeTV, thanks also to the help of one of my bosses this year, Nathaniel Beaver.
I’ve worn many hats for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Bartender, Bar Manager, Food and Beverage Director, Front of House Director, FringeTV Host, FringeTV Producer, but most importantly, I carry Ice. I’ve carried ice every year. Also kegs or cases. I’ve carried them. Sold them. Probably to you, reader.