I was a backstage volunteer for the Nutcracker on their second performance night. I helped the Angels, Maren's group. They were adorable and a lot of work. I had to rig their wings on and off between appearances, and after getting them on, they had to stand in line for 20 minutes, waiting for their cue.
So, we played games like, "Flap Your Wings Like an Angel and Raise up On Your Toes" and "Let's Try to Behave Like Angels and Not Threaten to Not Be Each Other's Friend Anymore", and my favorite, "Let's Hold It Until We Get Off Stage and Into The Potty."
Then there was "Musical Halos", where everybody kept bending over and knocking their halos off with somebody's wings, and "Find the Line-up Sticker" (which actually led to "Musical Halos") which was supposed to stick to your hand and tell the stage coordinator what order to send you out in, but, as we all know, loses its stick after the third or fourth time you switch hands. But, like I said, they were adorable and when I see one of them out and about, they give me a big wave and smile.
I guess I bonded with the Angels.