-- Alyssa Caplan, 360 Booker
Greetings from Myrtle Beach, home of the Palace Theater, usually home to Le Grande Cirque, apparently the number one show in town --which explains why the make up rooms for the candidates look more Bob Fosse than Presidential.
Anderson will be anchoring the show out of NY tonight. But I'm here where the CNN/Congressional Black Caucus Democratic debate is taking place (tonight at 8p ET) to keep an eye on any show needs and make sure that in the post debate sea of 100's of local and national reporters, all of our guests are in front of the right camera at the right time.
If ever I feel stressed out today, I think I'll default to a dream sequence that somehow the make-up artist for tonight gets switched out at the last minute and replaced with some ill-informed bystander, and through some terrible series of miscommunication and unfortunate events, the candidates end up thrust on stage at the last minute in head dresses and boas.
Fortunately, while the candidates continued to campaign across the country, this place has been overrun with scores of special event professionals whose job is to avert such disasters through endless choreography, and who like millions of Americans yesterday had at least one eye on the ball so to speak.
So like the Giants going to the Super Bowl-do you think there are any surprises left out of these candidates? Anything you could hear tonight that would be unexpected or change your mind? Anything you want to hear out of the candidates but haven't yet?
All right - about to leave the hotel and head to the debate venue that is bracing for over 2,400 people tonight. This is early for us late-night 360-ers, but the excitement and energy in the air made sleeping near impossible last night!