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Friday, March 10, 2006

The Hour Live ! G Day part 2




This was at the end of the night. What this man does for his fans. I did not intend to do it, but I found myself doing a mile a minute on George. When it came time for me to meet George, I wanted to do 4 things. One Get Barbara B. Message to him. I wrote it down and and he read it and got it. I then showed him the pic of my car not because I love my car. Because there seems to be a spirit in the picture. I wanted his reaction. He showed it round, and asked me if I wanted him to think it was a ghost, but I left that up to him. I also gave him a car. Thanked him for being himself, and Best of all got a hug. I think I did this all in one minute. I spent the rest of the time hearing the day in day out stories of The Hour straight from David Freed (sp?) That is how the day ended.

This is how this day began.
It was raining quite a bit. It made driving to the Metro fun. I was right on my predictions that I would be having a bad hair day. So no pic of me. I arrived at the Just For Laughs Museum at 5:30 pm. Way too early! I used my inner compass and found a mall to hang out in. Got back at 6:30 and found a long line that was soon let in. We were stamped by the mark of the CBC Newsworld. Found myself in another line in the Just for laughs bar. I spotted Kyle of One Red Paperclip having a drink with his friends. As we scrambled for our seats I snagged an isle seat but it was nearer the back. I was hiding behind a lady in a big white sweater. Kyle was seated the next row back. I asked him if I could take a pic. I have to learn better social graces as I forgot his friends names. Here it is.


George soon took centre stage and talked to us about the show. His charm, quick wit and intelligent responses are what fans of the Hour expect but may surprise people watching for the first time. He is a pleasure to watch. As he started the show he was all focused energy. The professional team are all well practiced in putting this show together with well timed synchronized energy. I later learned all the cool details.



This is what the set looks like with George and Graham of The Hour on it. Sorry 'bout the quality of this pic.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite a day! You gave him a car! Wow- when are youmoving to Toronto? that job is still open....

Barbara said...

It was only a small car, he could fit it in his pocket.
Sister dear, I have yet to have that 'sign from God' to move to Toronto. Sorry.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What great photos! You are obviously a far superior photographer to me (well, that's not really all that much of a compliment, because just about everybody is). Thanks again for saying his to George for Eva and I - you are too sweet to even think about someone else during your moment.
That's a great story about the spirit of your car. You sure know how to stand out in a crowd!
Isn't the production of the show fascinating to watch? You pegged it completely - those folks are the ultimate professionals.
Glad you went!

Barbara said...

I could not agree with you more Barbara I am so glad I went. Thank you for talking me into it with out even talking me into it. I have so much background about The Hours production now. It's so amazing to watch George do his job then watch him interact with everyone. You will tell me if I spelt David Freed name wrong. I count on you for things like that.
I will chat with you more over on your blog.

jw said...

It's sunny and 12 degrees in Toronto, what other sign do you need?

Jas Bhambra said...

Isn't he the cutest (and the wittiest, intelligent-iest!):)

Great pictures, Barbara.

Barbara said...

Thank you Jas. he is all that I agree.

jw the weather is better in TO, I will admit.
barbara b it's a aim and shoot thing, then a crop the pic to get those other people out thing...

TMcG said...

Hey Barbara! I was at the Montreal taping of "The Hour" too! Where were you sitting? Sounds like you had a good time. I didn't stick around afterwards, but regret not doing so...

I have PVR-ed the episode of the show and feel so narcissistic for showing the small 5 second clips of myself to all my friends - even though my head looks small and reptile-like and my eyes are always half open in every shot I appear in!