The band just finished arranging a dissonant, jazzy, funeral-march-sounding rendition of The Dating Game theme, something I never thought I'd hear but quite like. They move immediately on to a slap-bass- and beatbox-heavy number before the capable and watchful directorial eyes and ears of Erik Van Beuzekom. He withdraws amped by progress, expressing thanks.
Someone just said, "less than two hours till tech."
I can't believe how quickly time seems to be passing today, and the relative calm of so many people working so hard in such close quarters. There's a lot of composure in the pressure-cooker.
Oop, a Queen cover hits my ear. Just as soon as one task is completed the next beings.