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Monday, 25 April 2011

Morning Joe in Trafalgar Square

Wandering past Trafalgar Square again today I noticed that yesterday's "Tahrir Square" style demonstration had left and had been replaced by NBC. The "Morning Joe" show are in town, to the bemusement of locals and the apparent delight of American's who knew who the key people were.

You sort of knew that you were in the presence of celebrity as they passed by, even if you didn't know their names or what they were famous for. Other people's celebrities are fascinating, you see them, all immaculately groomed and cosseted, confident yet aloof, smiles on a dime, constantly performing to an appreciative audience that may not actually exist in their proximity. I imagine that if Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull were filming in Rockefeller Plaza it would be a similar experience for the locals.

Shortly after they brushed passed me, on their way from the Green Room, they were in front of the cameras and I had my celeb-instinct vindicated.

Well, welcome to London Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough et al, I hope you get an opportunity to enjoy a little relative anonymity during your stay.

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2 Comments:

At 30 April 2011 at 05:30 , Blogger mssjade25 said...

this was a big trip for them cause they usually cover political-type stories and it was a nice change of pace to see them doing something that will go down in history and begin a new wave of joy :)

 
At 30 April 2011 at 08:57 , Blogger Peter Berthoud said...

That's interesting, thank you. It's a show we don't get here, so it's good to have some context.

I met a lot of film crews this week, many from the States. The Westminster Arms, the nearest pub to the Abbey, was absolutely packed with the world's media last night all celebrating and having a farewell drink.

Looking forward to more of the same next year with the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics!

 

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