|Conan was in town right before the Final 4, which was also here in Atlanta|
Luckily, Bo and I both won the lottery and got two tickets each! Stacey didn't win, so of course we took her with us, and we gave our last ticket to Bo's sister, Dudley. Even better, the tickets were free! All we had to do was show up pretty early the morning of the show to get our wristbands and tickets, and then come back later that afternoon for the taping.
The taping was held at the Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta. This was our first time there, and it was an awesome venue. We'd love to go back for a concert sometime.
We had no idea until we were seated that our tickets were in the front row!! We totally lucked out purely based on how they handed out tickets. The people who were in front of us in line that morning were sitting next to us and behind us; if we had been any later we would have been up in the balcony.
We weren't allowed to take any pictures during the actual taping, but we did get to shake Conan's hand during one of the commercial breaks. Yes, he is just as tall and skinny in real life as he appears on TV. We were most impressed that he did almost everything by memory, and only looked at his notes a few times during commercials.
The main interview was with Seth Rogen and he was pretty hilarious - more so than Earthquake, the comedian that night. Our absolute favorite skit was when Conan put on jerseys for the various sports teams in Atlanta, which everyone cheered for...until he put on a UGA jersey, and everyone boo'ed. It was awesome!! Totally made our night. (Here's a link to the video if you want to enjoy for yourself: http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-sucks-up-to-atlanta-sports)
|our view of the stage - so awesome!|
|you can barely tell, but the band was seated in the upper level, just to our left|
We watched the show again that night and almost everything made it with only a few cuts. No re-takes or anything. We even saw ourselves on TV (thankfully not a close up or anything). We had such a great time and it set the bar pretty high since this was our first TV show taping. Team Coco!!