One of the highlights for me in Vegas is that my friend of over 20 years, Doug Soule, lives there. Doug used to work at Stamp Oasis when he was just a kid and I taught there...often, as the owners Jimm & Audrey Freedman are wonderful friends.
As Doug grew up he starting working for the FOX 5 local network and is now one of their very important Production Managers. I adore Doug. I look forward to seeing him every single time I'm in town. I've never missed a visit.
Lenny had never gotten the "tour" of the network...so Doug took us around (I've done it many times!)..and you get to play at the real thing !
The newsroom is such a fun place cause everyone has the coolest things at their desk space
and, with American Idol being a FOX show, there is lots of Idol paraphenalia around.
It's obvious we have a great time when we go there !
The GIBSON room (sponsored by Gibson Guitar) is relatively new. It's filled with all kinds of FABULOUS, AMAZING guitars and other instuments and lots of famous bands (Daughtry for one) have been up there, picking instruments off the wall and playing...just for fun!
It has wild lighting and a fantastic chandelier !
then there's the tour of the "Green Room" (sponsored by "Real Water")
and one of the smaller, more intimate sets for important guests and interviews...tra la..
a studio (reminded me of the good ole Carol Duvall Days)
and the fun machines that guests spin to give charity donations
and lastly...aha..the control room
Yes Vegas is a lot of fun, but being with friends is the best !
I have lots more pix to blog, but here are just a few that show the fun we had
WOOT....WOOT....more to come !