Behind The Scenes At A Watch What Happens Live Taping

Oct 22, 2014
Last night I went to a Watch What Happens Live taping in New York City. I wanted to take you on the adventure with me. Last night I went to a Watch What Happens Live taping in New York City. I took pictures so you could go on the adventure with me. The studio is located in Soho. The Embassy Row suite is small and cozy. The staff was warm and friendly. Andy's dog walked about as we stood in the lobby area for the 30 minutes before the show. Surprisingly there are few guests that attend the taping given the size of the room the show is taped. It feels like you are sitting in someone's living room. We were encouraged to ask host Andy Cohen questions during a commercial break. I asked him if he reads the recaps bloggers write about the shows on the network somehow hoping he's caught at the very least some of my posts about the Real Housewives of Orange County. He said he did in the beginning but not much anymore. I told him I write recaps and he asked where. I told him the name of my site and as he turned away he muttered that he would have to take a look at it. Admittedly for the next ten minutes I felt like a fan girl at a One Direction concert who was just ignored by the band after I had waited in line with a homemade sign. I didn't expect him to seem so flippant. But the discouragement soon faded when I reminded myself how much I get inspired by television. Some people find joy and inspiration at a concert. I get mine from pointing out absurdities in pop culture. The show was funny, his guests were irreverent, and I walked away looking forward to the next opportunity to make you laugh. [caption id="attachment_3815" align="alignleft" width="300"]The guests drink cocktails and chat with Andy during the breaks. The guests drink cocktails and chat with Andy during the breaks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3814" align="alignleft" width="300"]He took this selfie with my phone. He took this selfie with my phone.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3807" align="alignleft" width="225"]2 A bartender greets you at the door offering you 3 different drink options. We drank tequila and frescas. I chatted with another guest about the Below Deck finale. I could see the guests drinks being made in the studio kitchen.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3808" align="alignleft" width="225"]3 Walking past the Embassy Row staff desks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3809" align="alignleft" width="300"]4 My sister was my date. We sat only a few feet away from Andy and his guests Ty Burrell and John Leguizamo.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3810" align="alignleft" width="300"]5 You feel like you are sitting in someone's living room.[/caption]  
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