Back to the glamour and excitement. There are fan bleachers set up where lucky fans get to see all the stars from the best seats outside. And one lucky fan actually won her seat on NBC.com through Fan It! It's always funny to me that there is a main red carpet that all your favorite television stars stroll down and then there is a roped off adjacent red carpet for "non-talent". Those, like me, who are not remotely famous but have tickets to the show have to stay on their side of the velvet ropes and are constantly reminded not to keep moving!
Once you go inside the theatre there is a cash bar and they even have snacks, just like if you went to a concert or sporting event. It's wild to be standing in a drink line behind Jon Hamm or Julianna Margulies! Once the event begins, the bar remains popular during the three-hour show, but you are only allowed back into your seat during commercial breaks so you have to time it right.
I hear that tonight Jimmy's has some surprises planned with lots of help from his famous friends. The fact that anyone can tweet about a presenter and possibly have Jimmy read it during the show is further proof that he is modernizing the broadcast for the digital age. All hail Jimmy! To add you tweet just go to NBC.com/imontheemmys and log in with your Twitter account.
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Enjoy the night!