This is me doing my best to curl my hair. I only had half of it done in this picture. Like my manicure? On Saturday night we went and got gel manicures, they are awesome.
Here's Liz beautifying her appendages Saturday.
Once we'd done what we could to look our best it was time to leave for the Hollywood Bowl.
We made our way to the Hollywood Bowl parking lot from the hotel and were bussed from there to the Kodak Theater.
We pretty much stood in line for 3 hours before we got to see the show. One of the ladies in line told us that the Kodak theater houses 3,000 people, so that is about how many people were in line. Once we rode the bus to the theater there were more lines to get into the theater and then into our seats. But it was all worth it. Before the show started this cute lady named Sally Lou from Oprah's audience staff jumped up on stage and pumped up the crowd. There was lots of music playing and she pulled some people on stage to dance and get everyone excited. The energy in the room was amazing and so tangible. I think everyone was so excited to get to see Oprah and for the chance to be there. Then when Oprah came on stage everyone went nuts. Liz and I both got the goosebumps, and I got a little emotional truth be told. No Beiber Fever here but Winfrey Fever for sure. The actual show taping went very fast. Too fast, we could have stayed all day. But it was really fun to be able to see how they did each segment and how it really was taped live. When they stopped for commercial breaks someone would come out and fix Oprah's microphone, and give her some water and a throat lozenge (she had a cold). And then the promo music would start back up and the show would go on. At the end when the taping was done Oprah took a few minutes to sincerely thank the fans for all of their support and for making the trip to come see the show. She was so gracious.
Anyway I could go on and on about how amazing this trip was, but I'll spare you the gushing. Thanks Liz for joining, and hosting me! Aside from seeing Oprah and Liz, I think my favorite thing about the trip to California was a little thing called Pinkberry. Yum!