This event is supposed to be televised live tonight on PBS . . . however, we were evacuated due to an approaching storm not quite an hour into the show. Rather than wait it out in the designated garage they were sending us to, we briskly walked to the Metro station dodging raindrops and lightning. They are predicting more thunder storms today and tonight . . . sunny and hot right now.
We had to get there early (around 6) because the VIP seating area was first come first serve. The show wasn't supposed to begin until 7:45 and didn't really start until 8 . . . we had all melted at that point . . . oh, this heat ! ! !
Tom Bergeron is the emcee and we got to see several performers including Megan Hilty, Kool & the Gang, John Williams, Josh Turner singing the National Anthem, Apollo Ono introducing some of the US Olympic Team, Russell Watson, Kelli O'Hara (who was supposed to be singing with Matthew Broderick but there was a stand in for him), and Javier Colon.
The camera didn't focus very well as the evening wore on. I don't know if it was the heat or what . . . it felt very hot to the touch.
It was fun even if we did miss seeing Phillip Phillips and several other people.
Hope we get to see it tonight in it's entirety!