It's already February...it’s taken ages for me to get round to doing this. As all of this blog stuff goes... These are a few videos from my week working at the BBC Music Awards 2015
I wanted to have a lot more but I was...:
Actually working and being quite busy.
Running out of space on my phone on occasion.
Finishing work at a silly time and forgetting/passing out.
(A few videos are filmed in portrait. I'll claim this as a stylistic choice despite it actually just being me forgetting how to hold a phone.)
DAY 1- The Traveller Meets the Trip
It's fun being offered wine at 12:15 in the afternoon
I began the week on a Tuesday and managed to get on the first train traveling down south after the chaos and floods caused by Storm Desmond.
DAY 2- Rehearsal Day
Sorry Zoella and it totally is a ladies cardigan.
After meeting up with the team in the hotel bar, the next morning’s rehearsal began. We had a lot to get done, so finding a spare moment wasn’t easy.
DAY 3- SHOW DAY
Ok, it’s only a video of One Direction performing from stage side, but still...
I'm putting myself to shame by not actually having any more proper vlog videos left.
The day began at around 6AM for me. I had a relaxed breakfast to myself before heading to site. We had a dress rehearsal before the full show, unlike the 2014 awards, it was being recorded for UK audiences to be shown later that day on BBC 1. However the event was also being beamed live around the world so the nerves were very much with us. Tapping on our shoulder every now and again.
This year I was looking after the BBC Concert Orchestra, a rather daunting prospect despite my previous experience of looking after large groups of musicians. I envisioned myself lugging around bags, briefcases and bassoons as well as chasing countless musicians to get them to stage in time for performance. This was not the case.
They’re a professional orchestra, of course they were easy to work with and a good laugh as well.
Oddly, my jacket had the pleasure of going down the red carpet twice while I only went once. It travelled with One Direction but not me to begin with, then Little Mix; I was in it that time.
The show appeared to go without any major issues, other than Rod Stewart jumping out of his skin! Not due to Celtic losing to Aberdeen, but the pyrotechnics - surely an emergency flare isn’t out of the ordinary when you’re Sailing…
No? Suit yourself.
Once it was over we put the stars in cars and dismantle the dressing rooms, followed by a quick team photo.
Then it was off to the bar for the after party!
The next day we had booked the early train back. Not sure whether this was a wise choice or not, but we made good use of the empty train carriage provided to us.