Do I get two masks? Do I have to coat check twice?
You do get two masks (if you want them.) You can re-use your mask from the first show if you choose. You have to leave the space and re-queue for the second performance. The lovely…
Also, even though this sounds obvious, wear the most comfortable shoes you own. Like, for serious. I went for fashion over function once. I regretted it. Never again. So many stairs. So many blisters.
Yeah, I’ll be in some rad mom sneakers because my converse fell apart and the only other shoes I have are flip flops.
I’ve got a pair of Aerosoles flats that I got at an outlet that are my go-to McK shoes now. Full fabric lining, no stiff back of the heel to rub blisters, just enough room to stay comfortable. LOVE them. Never failed me yet. I did a double double in them suckers, and my feet be fine. :)
ETA: Here they are! Mine are darker than this - kinda a shiny black silver? - but they’re amazing.
I’ve always believed that you can tell the Sleep No More pros in the line just by their footware alone.
True story, because most of us who are female and want to do the fashion thing have worn heels once in there. Never bloody again. I only know of two women who prefer heels in there, and it’s about the kind of support their feet need, but they also know a) closed toe is a must (sandals are no freakin’ bueno) and b) chunky heels are better than slim ones.
Still, I was dumb enough to do heels twice (both because I wanted the look for parties) and I know that no matter how pretty I might look in heels, and no matter how broken in those heels are, after a night running around that place, I hate myself and I’m gonna be limping down 27th to grab the nearest cab or Uber, whichever makes itself known first. No thanks. Enjoying myself takes priority XD
Usually you can talk to the people at coat check at your first show, let them know you’re doing the double, and see if they will let you leave your stuff for the second show. It depends, but they will at least hear you out. FOH staff at the Mckittrick deserve medals, seriously.
I also bring a tin of mini altoids or listerine breath strips, a rollerball or mini sample spray of perfume, mini deodorant, and a snack, but that’s just personal preference.