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It's as strange to see oneself on television as it is to hear oneself on tape.

Last night, I was in the audience for a Dutch live early evening talk show. One that I'd only begun watching 10 or 12 days ago. And that, completely out of the blue, a friend of mine then invited me to.

The experience of going into a tv studio was actually quite a pleasant one. The crew and host were chatty and super friendly -- prior to entering, we had been asked to switch off our phones and put our belongings in a locker, so the picture was actually taken by one of the cameramen on his phone and sent straight through. I was surprised by how small the studio was, in fact...it seemed so much roomier on the box! Saxophonist Candy Dulfer (of Lily Was Here-fame) and her band took care of the musical interludes, which was something of an unexpected treat; while discussions on the night ranged from what it meant to be Dutch (boring!) to the upcoming Democratic debates (less so). Afterwards, we were fed and watered; that is to say, we were treated to a lovely steak dinner, wine and coffees included...If the opportunity presents itself, I'll definitely do this again ;-)

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curiouswombat
Jun. 27th, 2019 08:17 pm (UTC)
Now that really is a claim to fame! Nice picture, too.
gamiila
Jun. 28th, 2019 07:26 am (UTC)
Thanks! Although I would have thought a cameraman would have chosen a phone with a better camera...or maybe my Huawei P30 Pro's spoilt me ;-).
desdemonaspace
Jun. 27th, 2019 09:11 pm (UTC)
What fun!

I've only been a crowd scene in Ice Castles.
gamiila
Jun. 28th, 2019 07:31 am (UTC)
Sorry, I had to google Ice Castles...A film, eh? That's even better! You're immortalised, while me -- here today, gone tomorrow (or next week, when the episode will no longer be available for viewing on the broadcaster's replay option)!
enigmaticblues
Jun. 27th, 2019 11:42 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
gamiila
Jun. 28th, 2019 07:35 am (UTC)
Hardly ;-) But it certainly was a nice little break from my usual, humdrum existence.
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