Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's a Party!

The first day back after a holiday always feels like a Monday...
Today it was different and felt more like a party! Why you ask? Because of this...

As I got closer to the office, the crowds grew. The show taping was to start at 5:00 p.m. but the crowds arrived early.

They had maps to lead the way, but I didn't need one.

As the stage was right outside our office windows :)

Remember these photos are several hours before show time!

Not a bad view :)

They had Jumbotron screens at each block down Michigan Avenue.
They started practicing with soundchecks, etc. shortly after noon.
It was lovely to work while being serenaded by...

Jennifer Hudson

James Taylor
(who I was SOOO excited to see and hear!)

With a teleprompter this size you can be sure that no one forgot their words :)

and The Black-Eyed Peas

The blimp was even there.

On the Michigan Avenue Bridge, a tourist bus was parked and they were filming.
So of course we had to go take a peek.

Who is that with Reggie, Oprah's make up artist?

Yes, there she is!
How fun! The green room was in the Wrigley Building, where I work. I didn't have any "close encounters", but a colleague of mine did get to see James Taylor up very close and personal :)
I didn't stay for the filming of the actual show.
Some things are even more important than Oprah ;)
My youngest son's 12th Birthday!
Happy Birthday, honey!
Blessings, Patti
p.s. The show is scheduled to air this Thursday, September 10th.


Someone's Mom said...

It looks like exciting chaos! What a lineup, I'll have to TIVO that one.

Sherry said...

How exciting that you got to see all this! Happy Birthday to your son!

cwa said...

Hello. WOW. That sounds like a pretty exciting day. I'll just have to watch it on tv. Blessings to you.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

How FUN, Patti! I can just feel the excitement! I love JT and to be able to listen to him, Jennifer and the BEP's would be so fun!

Happy 12th b-day to your son!

Cindy said...

I heard about that on the radio. Very cool that you got to see it!

farmgirl beth said...

How on earth did you get anything done??? James Taylor! My goodness... the biggest celebrity around here is an occasional Bambi or Peter Rabbit sighting. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh...F-U-N!! ps...I love Chicago!
Happy birthday for the birthday boy! ~Kathy

Dogpatch Primitives said...

WOW...what fun is RIGHT!

fiddlestixstudios said...

Go Patti!Miss Big City Gal!How fun!That is so neat,that you got to experience all this,from your office window!Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful pictures with us!Hope your son had a great birthday!

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

WOW WOW WOW! Now how dang cool was that ? Geez I wish I could have went to work with you that day! You are a real life city girl, I only dream of it.~~Pam

Suzanne said...

First of all, Happy Belated 12th Birthday to your son!
And thanks for all the fun pics of the party! That would not be too shabby being serenaded by James Taylor while you work! :)