The DCP Beat, with Luke
November 18th, 2010
Hi everyone out there on the internet!
I am reporting from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Today is my first full day at the Nokia assisting our digital media team. Right now the mood is relatively calm and collected. So far the various offices within the Nokia resemble a well-coordinated beehive; a beehive fueled on mountains of doughnuts and enough coffee to float a battleship.
At the heart of this hive is the main production office, which is located two levels beneath the ground, devoid of any sunlight or fresh air (just like a real beehive!) This is where all the important decisions are made regarding the show format, logistics, writing changes, et cetera. This is also where the craft service table is (and, incidentally, where I pilfered the hand full of pistachios I am currently enjoying.)
From this central command center, the Nokia honeycombs into several other departmental offices in charge of every subtle nuance of creating the show. PR, communications, credentials, security, production, and digital media each occupy their very own hexagonal compartment in the hive.
Are you tired of all the bee imagery yet? No? Excellent! I’ll continue.
I am currently in the digital media office, cranking out this brilliant blog you’re reading! Around me are a number of dedicated worker bees monitoring various aspects of social media, ensuring that all of our followers on the internet are kept up-to-date with the latest developments on the AMA’s.
Okay, I promise I’ll stop mentioning bees. And I offer my sincerest apologies to any melittologists reading this. My actual knowledge of bees is very small.
So anyway, right now artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Ke$ha and Kid Rock are preparing for rehearsal in the theater, along with their bands, backup dancers, and choreographers. And as the hours and days continue, we here at The DCP Beat (which is pretty much just me) will bring you the latest news and updates. So keep reading!
Also, be sure and watch Sam and Trey’s video blog at the AMA facebook page for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage!
Posted on November 18th, 2010