Preparation for the upcoming events continues, here in the amphitheater, with installation of the parachute.

The parachute is folded in half.

[photos by Sue Kirsch]

Construction chief Ron Chandler is teaching the crew how to make the right knots that will keep the parachute safe when it gets windy.

The middle of the parachute will be secured right over the stage.

Amazons, fearless!

Now the parachute is stretched out and pulled together.

Here it is, twirled up and safely tucked behind the side colum, as strong winds are expected in the next few days.

But its in place for next week-end and will just have to be spread out and secured to the individual finger panels in the East Crescent.

More to come.

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