Thursday, September 30, 2010

NEW YORK! Part 3

One of the highlights of the trip for me was getting to see a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!    I'm such a fan of the show.  It was so fun to see what goes on behind the scenes.  Here are some things I learned at the taping...

1.  It's 100 degrees while you're waiting in line to get in.
2.  It's 30 degrees once you're in the studio.
3.   If it's your birthday, you may get asked to have a dance-off  before the show with the person sitting next to you.
4.  The studio is much smaller than it looks on TV.
5.  The Roots play through entire songs before the show, during commercial breaks and after the show.
6.  If you wave at Questlove, he won't wave back.  But he'll smile at you.
7.  Jimmy laughs at his own Bieber jokes in video segments.
8.  The show isn't taped live, but Jimmy and all the guests do everything in one take.
9.  There are about 35 crew members and staff behind the cameras at all times...unlike a concert or play.  There are lots of people in the way.
10.  Jimmy runs the stairs and stops to say "hi" and shake lots of hands even after the cameras stop rolling.  (He shook mine!)

Here is a video my 3 seconds of fame!  I'm in the second row of the audience on the right hand side at about the 3:40 mark.

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