I've toured the NutCracker several years. It's a rough load-in so we started calling it the BallBuster. I really felt inferior when the first tour started until I found out the guys are heavily padded. If dancing would make me grow that much crotch, I'd change professions. BTW The myth that all those male dancers are gay is a crock. Most were married and those guys have muscles youwouldn't believe. One guy joked that he's like to see "The Arnold" try to dance carrying his leading lady over his head, make it look easy and smile, all at the same time.
Glad you got power back. Did you lose anything besides power?
I have done some time in regional musical theatre so I already know about guys and padded dance belts so I put no stock in the size of the bulge. ;c) In fact, there was one dancer whom I would have put money on padding as it was just a bit too much. But the asses... I'm all about that and there's no way to fake the way they move. *grin*
Fortunately, we didn't lose anything else but a small portion of our sanity. The neighbor's patio set took a tour of the neighborhood but it was cheap plastic so no harm done. I just went out and took some pictures of what damage is left and it's pretty impressive even considering they've had a couple days to clean up now. I wish I'd had a chance to get out that day. I have heard some very impressive stories.