Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Being a morning person and having nothing better to do, I headed two blocks over from our hotel to the Fox News Building where Fox and Friends is broadcast from. They had the Georgia Tech Band set up outside and would cut to them during commercial breaks. After the show, the hosts Steve Doocy and the pretty blond guest host I didn't recognize came out with country star Trace Adkins to schmooze with the band in a web-exclusive post broadcast segment.
If you paid very close attention you would have caught a stalkerish looking guy in a navy blue GT baseball cap taking pictures. That was me. I show up on the far left part of the screen with 2:15 left on the clip and again with 1:10 to go. Go ahead and watch it again.
My son has nicknamed The Creeper because I spent the entire morning taking pictures of the pom squad. In my defense, the majorettes were set up between the sidewalk and the saxophone section. My son does his best to hide from my camera whenever I am around. That leaves me to to take pictures of what I can.
When I have the photos culled and uploaded, I think you will find that I have plenty of pictures of the drum line, tuba players, and flag wavers and not just the pom wavers, even though they are pretty photogenic.
After the camera crews left, the band director released the band until 2:15 a.m. Thanksgiving morning when the band has to show for final rehearsal before marching to Macy's. That is a mighty long time until the 9 a.m. start time. Those kids will be marching zombies by the time they reach Herald Square.
And we will see if The Creeper makes a return appearance. After all, what do I have to do other than sleep?