Okay, so I don’t actually have a bucket list, but being a member of a studio audience is something that would be on one, right?
My aunt has been a long-term Harry Connick Jr. fan. Apparently she puts One Direction stans to shame when she attends his concerts. That fact actually makes me super proud. I took an extended weekend for my birthday and luckily she won tickets for one of my days off.
People watching is one of my favorite activities and the line to check-in for this show was gold. Fresh off of brunch, these ladies were more than a little excitable. We were the second taping of the day and got to see guests from the first taping exiting the building. When a dapper dressed Mike Colter (Marvel’s Luke Cage) came out they lost it.
“I don’t know what Marvel is but you can be my super hero!”
“Are you shirtless in your new show? I’ll watch if you are!”
We were huddled into a little room where we signed paperwork and were given instructions on how excited to be and proper behavior.
When we finally got out to the set it was real. I also became extremely nervous. The audience wranglers told us to always be “on” because the cameras would constantly be pointing at us.
I was seated on the end of a row. Across from me were two young, blonde girls in the skimpiest dresses and HIGH heels with their hair freshly blown out. I suddenly became self conscience, but happy with my choice of vest and long sleeve shirt. The room was freezing. They may have looked cute but I was dressed comfortably.
The taping was a lot of fun. It was taped in segments and in between we constantly danced. Harry was super personable and interacted with the audience naturally the whole time.
I still could not bring myself to act normally. The entire time I was trying to have act natural and I can confirm I did not succeed. Our episode will be airing October 7TH, so be sure to check in and catch my awkwardness.