Tuesday, December 9, 2008

kennedy center honors

dec. 9th 2008

so i just got finished doing this PA (production assistant) gig w/ the kennedy center honors. it was cool. PA's put in long hrs in tv! i learned a lot. i was stationed in "the (production) truck". where they directors call the show. viewing at least 15 monitors simultaneously ... shouting commands to camera operators, announcers, stage managers, lighting techs, audio engineers and whoever else will make it happen in the way he's seeing things come together. it's a INCREDIBLE process.

of course the celebrities came out to celebrate morgan freeman, george jones, twyla tharp, pete townsend, roger daltry and barbara striesand. i'm not gonna say who performed ... but here are few people that attended: glenn close, denzel washington, jack black, george bush, clint eastwood, ne-yo, garth brooks, beyonce, idina menzel & her husband taye diggs, bb king, george w bush, joss stone, pinetop perkins, koko taylor, randy travis, rob thomas, dave grohl, quincy jones, babyface, aretha franklin, dick cheyene, queen latifah and a host of others. PLUS ... i was there too! you should have seen my tuxedo ... killed em! (i'll get a picture up eventually.) and my homie "munch" did his thing too. dude had a blue/black vintage tux w/ a pink tie ... slayed em w/ flavor!!!

and the icing on the cake ... condi rice had a date!!! i think that's the only comment i can make on that!

but ... the sprinkles on the icing (see ... cats forget about that) bettye lavette!
you gotta watch on dec 30 to see her. that's all im gonna say about that!