Monday, November 27, 2006

2.108 - The One with the Late Show

Ever have a moment in which you thought you were dreaming but you were wide awake? We were at Ground Zero this morning and it was the most surreal thing that I've ever experienced. Standing there at the site, seeing some of the memorials, going on the Tribute WTC 9/11 walking tour with 2 guides who had lost a love one during the rescue attempts was something that will be etched in my memory forever. What really got me was when they pointed out a building that was half the size of the two towers...and trying to imagine how high they stood. They were massive structures...and all that's left is this huge hole. Surreal.

Things seem so much bigger on TV than in real life. We attended the taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" earlier tonight at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on Broadway. When you watch it on TV it seems so big...but in reality...not as much. It was fun though...we were seated in the 5th row dead center. Now you'd think that they would be great seats...but in reality we saw more of the cameraman than Letterman. Paul Shaffer and the CBS band were amazing, the guests were pretty interesting. The first was a 16 year old William Beacom who makes things with Duct Tape, we actually ran into him at the Hersheys store later on in the evening. Actor Danny DeVito was funny and really short, and the Silversun Pickups were the musical guest. Tune in on Friday to see they show...we attended the taping of Friday's show...not the Monday night show. They only tape on Monday through to Thursday, kinda weird if you ask me...but hey...the tickets were free and it was a great experience.

Statue of Libery, The Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall and more shopping tomorrow...