Sometimes my job is so cool... Yesterday, Ovation, an arts and entertainment focused cable TV station, visited Bonefish Grill in Buford to film an episode of Notes From the Road, and I got to attend the taping! They have been filming interviews and concerts at Bonefish Grill Restaurants all over the country - first in Alexandria, VA with Josh Kelley, and, next up, is Panic at the Disco in Grand Rapids, MI.
In Buford, Notes From the Road featured The Bravery and it was incredible! The interview with the band took place at the bar of the restaurant and then an intimate 20 person concert took place in the dining room, which, by the way, had been transformed into a stage that looked like it belonged on MTV. Smoke machines and flashing lights included...Work began at 4 a.m. yesterday for the Bonefish Grill crew moving tables, blacking out windows and setting up lights. The interview was filmed right after lunch and the concert started around 3 p.m. and lasted until about 4:30. Some insider secrets?
1. The band played six songs and repeated the exact same six songs again so the camera crew could film different angles. They'll be edited together before the show airs.
2. The behind the scenes people at least tripled (if not more) the band and concert-goers.
3. Sound guys have really hard jobs. no joke.
4. The band munched on Bonefish Grill's stellar Bang Bang shrimp, salmon with warm mango salsa, chicken eggrolls and chicken portabella pasta. And, THEN got up and performed a rockin' concert.
Be sure to keep an eye on Ovation TV to find out when the concert airs. Don't get those crazy cable stations yet? Don't dispair, you too can visit a Bonefish Grill and enjoy the same delicious meal as the boys from The Bravery did!! (I know, I know, shameless plug...)