One of the absolute MUSTS while we were in LA was to try to go to at least one taping of SOMETHING. Jimmy Kimmel was at the top of the list. After Jimmy, there was NO WAY we were going to see any other tapings...at least not in the 90 degree heat! Let me explain...
Attending a Television Taping in Los Angeles...So the TV Shows hire out the "herding" of folks to these companies that are "experts" in getting commoners in and out of the studio at the right time without disturbing the "talent". While the concept is sound, the company was NOT. There were a bunch of actor wannabes (and some genuinely nice people as well to be fair) that were around the golden age of 20. None of them had had babies and none of them had been pregnant or had pregnant wives. Thus, when my very pregnant self found a bit of shade in the shadow of a lamppost (yes, the tiny shade that a LAMPPOST offered in the 5 PM setting sun LA heat), these doofuses made us move up the TWO FEET behind the folks in front of us in line. What did that mean for them? A bit more orderly line. What did that mean for me? After an hour of sweating in the sun (pregnant), I had finally found a smidgen of shade and now it was gone. One more hour baking in the sun :/
You see, they are like doctor's offices, but worse. They want you there early as to not inconvenience "the talent", but when the "Talent" is late (AHEM Jack Black), you get to stand in the sun. Pregnant. #notcool
Had we been able to wait in the shade of the building next door (See below), the experience would have been much different :)