wait! i almost forgot!
it has been and will continue to be a very busy of couple weeks, but i can’t totally let the complete and total highlight of recent times pass by without displaying the photo documentation! i was at the taping of this weeks wait! wait! don’t tell me! here in virginia beach. i am a long time public radio supporter , but the chance of tickets to see the taping of wait! wait! AND attend a dessert party after with the cast and crew? i say welcome to the leadership circle, baby!
so this is the sandler center, which is walking distance to my home. i hadn’t been to any events here yet – it just opened last december – its a beautiful facility and a nice size. the show opens with the twirling disco ball and associated music. carl, peter and the panel are introduced – on the panel were roxanne roberts, pj o’rourke and tom bodette…
the show runs on the radio just under an hour. the taping was closer to an hour and a half. there is a bit of a monologue type intro that peter sagal did, intro the panel, then begin taping. you can sort of see that behind the panel below are the techies (producers and what not) giving cues, directing the show. the music intros etc that cue in and cue out the show are audible in the audience. that part was interesting to me as me and my bff are now producing a podcast and learning all about editing and recording and the like..
after the taping completes, they actually do some live edits – rerecord things that didn’t work or were muffed during taping. i won’t reveal were, but roxanne was thrown a curve ball in the show and the answer you all hear isn’t how it went down the first time….. also, saying “bo diddley” really fast is hard to do! there was also a Q&A after.
then i went to the reception. but of course, i didn’t want to actually go up to people and say hello…
and, what about bob? well, i ran into him after the show and he went to the reception after too. he made pj orourke speak to me. and got to say hi to peter sagal
this is carl – with 2 of the behind the scenes whrv folks..
and roxanne surrounded by her admirers….
all in all, a lot of fun! the episode is the one out last saturday – see if you can hear me yelling “wooo hoooo” form the audience!
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