People are different, unique, and at times, fickle. I'm learning that, even after years of experience of "dealing" with people, I can still learn some new tricks and tips from meeting and greeting the new ones. Negotiating with people about individual issues is something at which I've always been very strong. I'm now being educated, first hand, on how to retain and maintain peoples faith and good graces, while arbitrating multiple variables concerning a theater. Lighting, sound, tech crews, seating and floor space, bar management, etc., etc., etc...
I guess you could say that my "good natured" side has become stronger and being able to stay firm while trying to "kill them with kindness" is something that is being honed as a skill. Needless to say, thanks to hard work and numerous meetings, phone calls, and assertive discussions, the event tonight will be a hit.
So, here's to the folks from our local radio stations and the artists who are participating in the event.