After 6 years of trying, my sister-in-law finally got tickets to The View. I was so excited when she asked me to go and The three week wait was TORTURE! Yesterday came with all the ice and rain, but we were going come hell or high water!
WOW! What an awesome experience!
When we got there, there was hardly anyone there. Apparently the ice storm kept a lot of people away. We were going to take the train but the ice shut down the train service so we just drove into the city. They actually had to cover the last row of seats because not enough people were there. We were about 5 rows from the stage so we got a great view. We were allowed to take pictures but only during commercial breaks and only when they told us it was ok. It made it hard to get good shots with all the people coming out to touch up make up, moving cameras and changing sets.
In the beginning of the show they told us that Oprah's crew was filming on The View set for some sort of special that is airing on her show on Feb 11. So we might be on Oprah, too! Ricky Martin (Holy crap, is he gorgeous in person!!!) was their guest and we got to see him perform! We also got a copy of his new CD. I managed to snap a shot of him during break right before his performance.
Once the show was over, they told us hat they needed more audience members to fill the seats for the taping of Friday's show (The View is live Monday through Thursday and taped on Wednesday for Friday). So we got to stay for the second show! Samuel L. Jackson was the guest and he was great. He got up and walked off set before they told us we could take out our cameras so I didn't get a shot of him.
Once the show was over we went to lunch at PJ Clarke's and had the best cheeseburger I have ever tasted! Then we walked down to Times Square and got yummy cannoli's!
We had to head back to reality shortly after which made us sad but the memories we have from yesterday will never be forgotten! It was a once in a lifetime experience!
Anyway, here are the best of the shots I got.
Thanks for looking!