this is from my LJ on February 1st....
I said I'd post this, and I forgot... but here you go!
(Feb 1) Today was my trip to Oprah... and oh, my, God!
She is the coolest woman ever! I mean, her mere presence just screams "powerful", and she was very funny and talkative between tapings. When the cameras were off, she talked about her shoes (cute), her dogs (apparently they had a nasty diarhea bout, stop the presses), and just bantered with the audience members.
Well, needless to say, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were beyond words, they were so fantastic!!
OK, let me start at the beginning.
We got there at 6:40am, and waited in line to check in. They searched our bags (and I mean SEARCHED, through my wallet, through the pockets, everything!) and sent us to a waiting room. We got to write a question on a card for Tim and Faith (I asked how their kids felt about mom and dad being so famous), and we waited for the show to start. (No cell phones allowed, so I didn't know what time it was...)
Anyway, we all went into the studio (we sat on the left side of the studio in the 5th row) and waited for the show to start. They didn't annouce Oprah at all! The producer just pointed at a doorway and out she walked... no music, no nothing. We all yelled though, so it was cool. After she silenced the applause, she announced that Tim and Faith never tour together, so this was a special deal... and then she introduced Tim.
The room ERUPTED!! I just about cried I was so excited. He walked out of the opposite door that Oprah did, and came on stage. He was GORGEOUS. OMG. He is seriously such a hot man!! He wore the black hat, and a white shirt and jeans with a black blazer jacket over it. OMG. *melt*
So he's out on stage, and Oprah asks him to introduce his wife, so he does, saying all the stuff on the teleprompter about her album sales and what not, and then adding "but to me, she's the most beautiful girl in the world" (cue the "awww") from the audience. So, he announces Faith Hill. The room explodes again, and Faith comes out in a cute zebra-style top and black pants. Now, maybe I just always looked over her when I see Tim, but she is BEAUTIFUL!! :)
So they talk about their kids, and married life, show a video from their home and the grocery store (very funny) and a cooking segment that was pre-taped (hysterical! I hope they show the whole thing). All the time, they're very lovey-dovey, and it's so blaringly obvious that they're head over heels for each other. :)
So, they were setting up to perform "Like We Never Loved at All", and Tim's behind the stage area out of view of most of the audience. However, I could see him, so when he glanced up I gave him a wave. He winked and smiled, and nodded toward me. *swoon* Faith walked past our area a few minutes later and waved at all of us too. So cool!
They sang a new song together as well, called "I Need You". Honestly, not crazy about it, but whatever, they're HOT!
After the show, they stayed and performed AGAIN!! They sang "Let's Make Love" together, to which Oprah said that someone sitting behind her mentioned "wow, they must have great sex". Tim said "Well, I know I do!" Laughter from everyone. So, O asked if that song stirred those feelings, and Tim said "Well, it is gettin' kinda hot in here..." Faith smiled, we all laughed, and I needed a cigarette! :) haha.
The, Faith sang "Lucky One", which was really good. Tim sang "Live Like You Were Dying" and that was awesome. They answered audience questions (not mine) and said goodbye!!
No free goodies, but I was in the same room as Tim McGraw for an hour and 45 minutes... gift enough for me!! :)