This is the first official blog from team number one, and it’s a little bit late in the making since this is supposed to be a weekly blog and we have been together for almost a month now. But we feel as if now is when we are starting to look at how far we have come in the last month.
The LiveDifferent tour has gone from this unfathomable level of awesome that we all are supposed to go along with, to something that we molded into our own. What I mean by this is that once we began our training week the presentation seemed to run and we seemed to be doing nothing but catch up. We were told how there would be amazing lights and sound, epic videos and interactions, and life changing and soul inspiring stories. We were told that the presentation was going to wow the crowd and change people’s worlds. A picture slowly began to develop in my mind of the presentation being this enormous creature that was going to parade itself across Canada and we, as interns, were going to scamper along in its shadow pretending that we knew what we were doing. The show became this huge figure in my mind that was large and in charge.
(Photo by Kara!)
As the training weeks went on I began seeing that the presentation was not really that complete. As we began creating the set, I saw us creating the bones. Then, almost all at once, the music became the voice, the lights became the smile, and the stories became the heart and this wonderfully monstrous presentation that had been so overwhelming became this creation that we constructed as a team and we own as a team. It was at our first schools, Green Glade in Mississauga and Sam Sherratt in Milton, that we really saw that the whole presentation, intro to outro, was all a part of us; it was all something that we created.
Every little detail was our detail, ever movement was our movement, and every word that was spoken was our words. The presentation has gone from something that we are a part of, to something that is a part of us and I am proud to say that that tour that team one is on has officially become team one’s tour.
– Kara, LiveDifferent Tour Intern, Fall 2014