Sunday April 4, 2010 was not only Easter but a day that I will never forget!
I was upset about the fact that I was going to miss church on Sunday April 4 because of work. I had been on the road for a month and was ready to just be normal again. What was I thinking?! I mean, it wasn't just another day at another theater... it was the freakin' Easter Egg Roll at the White House! How could I be upset about missing church? Really!
Not too worry friends, that all changed the minute I stepped foot into Washington DC. It was the most surreal day I have experienced yet. Still not sure it actually happened.
We were escorted by a staff member from our hotel to the White House. (it was just across the street but security is taken very seriously as you can imagine) We had gone through screening prior to even arriving but we all had to be checked in again. And again, and again. My poor little pink purse got searched a million times. However, once we were in... it was very open and free! Well, except for the men wearing machine guns.
Once we finished playing around and taking pictures we headed over to sound check on the South Lawn. This is where my day just went from pretty freakin cool to fabulous. We sat on the South Lawn, with the cast of Glee, watching Sarah Bareilles do her sound check. It felt like our own little concert. It was awesome.
Then after Sarah finished Bo, the President's dog, came running out onto the lawn and we all got to play with him. Quite possibly the softest animal I have ever pet. And so well mannered!
Shortly after doggy fun, the cast of Glee took to the stage for their sound check. Seeing as though it is my favorite show on television, I was pretty happy about it. I would have liked to hear a bit more uptempo music (they sang a lot of ballads) and definitely missed Sue Sylvester. I mean, even if she wasn't singing... couldn't we have had a "And that's how Sue sees it" moment?
Then it was our turn!! We took to the Official Easter Egg Roll stage for our sound check. Cast looked great and I was super happy about being there. From there it was off to dinner and bed as we were putting on a show at the White House the next day!
Stay tuned for more on the actual day!!