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Christmas: The beauty of falling...soap?

  • Christmas: The beauty of falling...soap?

    It's Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for so much, especially my family who always supports me, and SNC. As I sit here in a turkey coma with absolutely nothing to do (briefly!), I have some time to reflect on our trip to Los Angeles last weekend. Man, you should have been there. It was awesome...oh, you want to know what happened? Well, wouldn't that be nice of me, to recount our adventures because you couldn't come to LA? The ten of us travelled from all over the country to perform on the West Coast but you had to run to Target to get paper towels. I've heard it all before....kidding!

    The Tree Lighting at The Grove was really cool. If you haven't been to The Grove before, let me help you picture it. People there describe it as "Disneyland for Adults." It's essentially a shopping mall attached to a historic farmer's market but outdoors, styled to look as it did when our forefathers shopped at The Gap. It was beautifully decked out in Christmas lights and decorations while Christmas music was piped in everywere. Only thing missing? Cold. It was like 72 degrees out there. Still, there was plenty of "Holiday Spirits". See what I did there?

    I simultaneously had a "we've made it!" moment and a "we're not quite there yet" moment when we got to The Grove for the sound check. The staging was elaborate, with giant wrapped presents and an awesome lighting and sound setup. It was first class. Then I saw the poster promoting the show. There was Natalie Cole's name, Jon Lovitz (who emceed) and The Band from TV, even the name of the gospel choir and the "Rockette-esque" dance troupe that was performing. But no SNC. We didn't even make the poster! Oh well, I guess we've got a while to go.

    Coolest part of the show, aside from performing for 15,000 people? The dressing rooms were in the 18-screen movie theater, with each act having their own theater to get ready. We had some time to kill before our performance on Sunday so our manager worked with the theater to show the movie that was playing and score us some candy and drinks from the concession stand. Essentially we had a private screening of Role Models and free candy at our very own theater in LA. Cool, right?

    The performance was really exciting. We opened the show with two Christmas songs and sang 12 Days a little later. My wife was there and she said the crowd loved us! It was a charged performance and made me want to keep singing the whole night. At the end of the show we went back up onstage with all the performers while Santa set off an enormous fireworks display and the soap started falling all around us. Yes, it's not a typo. I said soap. Seriously, we were covered in suds. It looked like snow, but I guess nothing is real in Hollywood.

    We embark on our first US tour this Sunday! Come out to see us and join in the fun. You know you want to!

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on November 26, 2008 - 7:00pm

It's Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for so much, especially my family who always supports me, and SNC. As I sit here in a turkey coma with absolutely nothing to do (briefly!), I have some time to reflect on our trip to Los Angeles last weekend. Man, you should have been there. It was awesome...oh, you want to know what happened? Well, wouldn't that be nice of me, to recount our adventures because you couldn't come to LA? The ten of us travelled from all over the country to perform on the West Coast but you had to run to Target to get paper towels. I've heard it all before....kidding!

The Tree Lighting at The Grove was really cool. If you haven't been to The Grove before, let me help you picture it. People there describe it as "Disneyland for Adults." It's essentially a shopping mall attached to a historic farmer's market but outdoors, styled to look as it did when our forefathers shopped at The Gap. It was beautifully decked out in Christmas lights and decorations while Christmas music was piped in everywere. Only thing missing? Cold. It was like 72 degrees out there. Still, there was plenty of "Holiday Spirits". See what I did there?

I simultaneously had a "we've made it!" moment and a "we're not quite there yet" moment when we got to The Grove for the sound check. The staging was elaborate, with giant wrapped presents and an awesome lighting and sound setup. It was first class. Then I saw the poster promoting the show. There was Natalie Cole's name, Jon Lovitz (who emceed) and The Band from TV, even the name of the gospel choir and the "Rockette-esque" dance troupe that was performing. But no SNC. We didn't even make the poster! Oh well, I guess we've got a while to go.

Coolest part of the show, aside from performing for 15,000 people? The dressing rooms were in the 18-screen movie theater, with each act having their own theater to get ready. We had some time to kill before our performance on Sunday so our manager worked with the theater to show the movie that was playing and score us some candy and drinks from the concession stand. Essentially we had a private screening of Role Models and free candy at our very own theater in LA. Cool, right?

The performance was really exciting. We opened the show with two Christmas songs and sang 12 Days a little later. My wife was there and she said the crowd loved us! It was a charged performance and made me want to keep singing the whole night. At the end of the show we went back up onstage with all the performers while Santa set off an enormous fireworks display and the soap started falling all around us. Yes, it's not a typo. I said soap. Seriously, we were covered in suds. It looked like snow, but I guess nothing is real in Hollywood.

We embark on our first US tour this Sunday! Come out to see us and join in the fun. You know you want to!

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