After we watch the Oscar special, the producers came back out and started getting us excited for Oprah to step onto the stage. They would let people ask questions and practice making comments into the microphone in case Oprah talked to them or she allowed questions during the interviews. The lady that was in charge of booking was also on the stage during this time. Her name was Chavon, and she remembered every person that she talked to on the phone about getting last-minute tickets. Candi stood up and talked to her also and she remembered her right away because Chavon said that Candi was shaking and couldn't write down the phone number to call back if she was able to use the four tickets. It was so funny. She had a photographic memory. At about 9:15 am just as we were talking and laughing someone just ran in and said that Oprah was on her way down. Just 20 secs. later she was walking into the studio and everyone was screaming! It was amazing! We all just started to cry! She just has this pressence that is unbelievable. And my first impression was that she is tiny! Oprah started talking to us and she had this horrible cold! She had a fever and she voice sounded really scratchy. She said that everybody has to work sometimes when they are sick and she had her hairdresser, Andre, and makeup artist, Reggie, come down and take a bow because she said that they had to beat her face on today because of her cold. When Reggie came down he was wearing a mask and said that he was late because he was taking medicine to he doesn't get sick! Then the show started and she showed outtakes from George and Julia. And Greg Kinnear came out and she interviewed him. After he left, and her stylist was straightening her blouse, Oprah realized that her zipper was down during their interview and she was laughing so hard!
Then Sally Field was on by satellite and they showed more outtakes of the Oscar show. Just as it was about over, Oprah, said that Sprint was sponsoring her After-Oscar show and since they couldn't take us all to the red carpet, they were sending us home with a RED cell phone! I couldn't believe it. Especially since I don't have a cell phone and NOW I DO! With three months free service!
Then we were done taping the show. Oprah stayed around for a few minutes to talk to the audience. And I just have to say one thing about that:She is real, she is kind, she is genuine. This experience of seeing Oprah "up close" was everything I expected it to be and more. She talked and laughed with the audience and really made ME feel important, even though she doesn't know my name, or even who I am . She inspired me to be better and to live better and do better. Better for myself, my kids, and for everyone around me. It was an amazing experience. I will share some "After The Show" photos as soon as I get them from Candi. I know this was long, but I hope you liked the inside scoop!