I’m not going to lie – after two glasses of wine and one fabulous mojito last night it took every bit of energy inside of me to crawl out of bed this morning. My body was not happy with me and I believe the phrase “I’m never drinking again” may have escaped my mouth a couple of times. I guess that just goes to show I celebrated my 25th birthday up right last night. 😉
After a little damage control on the blog (friends should not let friends drink and blog), all I really wanted was a big healthy breakfast to counteract the effects of last night.
Luckily electrolux had a fabulous breakfast spread waiting for us all down stairs before out 7:00am car pick up to Live! with Regis and Kelly.
I couldn’t help, but smile when I saw all the delicious options available.
I went with a big bowl of fruit, granola, yogurt, and a little pastry that was calling my name.
You have no idea how much I missed this combination. 🙂
With our bellies full and our headaches depleting it was time to make our way to the ABC studios for the live taping!
We were shoveled through metal detectors and placed in line.
Right before they let the audience file in they did a call out for anyone who wanted to audition to be the Go-Go GIrl for the day. A few other girls and I quickly raised our hands and were ushered backstage to audition.
Unfortunately no one in our group made the cut, but they did give us all preferential seating just for auditioning.
Megan from Megan’s Munchies (love this girl) scored second row seats in in the middle of the audience!
The best part about Live! was their very open camera policy. As long as our flashes were off we could take photos at any point during the show.
We were able to save them seats right next to us.
I thought it was cool that during the show some members of the production staff were on the sidelines tweeting away.
5 minutes before 9:00 Gelman came out and spoke with the audience on what our role was to be during the show. We were told to be enthusiastic and to follow his cues for applause and for went to not applause.
At 9:00am the show went live and Regis and Kelly took to the stage.
I bummed I didn’t win the Trivia a Go-Go contest. I was #132 and the winner was #76, I believe?
DUring the commercials Regis and Kelly came and spoke with the audience. They were really nice and just as funny and quarky in person as they are on TV.
The only bummer part was most of the show had been previously recorded that we watched on the in studio screens.
This gave the studio hands a lot of down time it seemed.
Kelly Ripa returned to stage with a bag of All-Bran that she was snacking on right until they went live again.
The show ended with a chocolate segment
I was really bummed that they handed out all of the chocolate covered strawberries to the other side of the audience. However, I was able to catch a hershey kiss Regis and Kelly were throwing into the air.
At the end Regis and Kelly said their good byes and we were guided off of the set.
I had so much being a studio audience member. It was definitely a great opportunity that I was love to experience again and again. 🙂
After Live! my Mom and I decided to explore the High Line near our hotel.
The High Line is a raised walkway through the meat packing district that has some amazing views.
I couldn’t stop taking photos!
We are all meeting downstairs at 12:30 and heading to our cake off! My stomach is a ball of nerves! I can’t wait!
I’ll be back later with all the details!! 🙂