Monday, May 19, 2014

Anderson Cooper in NOLA on Assignment For 60 Minutes Saturday & Sunday

Anderson Tweeted Saturday morning that he was headed to NOLA on assignment for 60 Minutes ~

This photo of Anderson with Arcade Fire's Win Butler at Preservation Hall was posted to Twitter Saturday evening ~

Anderson soon tweeted ~ covered the concert by the Foo Fighters and the reason for Anderson being in the private audience allowed inside..

Foo Fighters shut down St. Peter Street with surprise New Orleans show at Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall, stated the sign on the door, was closed this week for a "private event." But when that event culminated in a surprise show by the Foo Fighters, it wouldn't stay private for long.

On Saturday (May 17), the Foo Fighters, a rock band that normally fills arenas and even stadiums, capped off several days of recording at Preservation Hall with a blowout that shut down the 700 block of St. Peter Street.

The Foo Fighters are writing and recording songs for their eighth album by visiting cities with rich musical traditions, including Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and now New Orleans. Frontman Dave Grohl is also directing an HBO series about the process.

Only invited guests and VIPs – Arcade Fire's Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne; Anderson Cooper, collecting footage for a "60 Minutes" Foo Fighters profile – were allowed inside. They jockeyed for sightlines through one of two doorways leading from the carriageway into the music room.  (You can read the complete story by clicking on the above link.  And to read more about the album and HBO series, please click on the following link...)
Foo Fighters new album and HBO series: Record will be 'a love letter to the history of American music'

Drew Brees' charity hosted a fundraiser at the House of Blues and Kenny Chesney  played a set.  Drew tweeted a photo of the event and then this photo on Sunday....about an after party on the bus.  Remember when Anderson interviewed Kenny Chesney for 60 Minutes?

Sunday was another day of filming and this time Anderson tweeted about "The Second Line" and lots of photos with fans showed up on Twitter and Instagram ~



Anderson's producer tweeted the following photo at the end of the shoot on Sunday....

Long time fans and readers will know the above photo isn't the first one of Anderson carrying camera equipment in NOLA!!

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1 comment:

aries moon said...

Nice post of AC's NOLA adventures. Yes, I do remember those equipment carrying pics of AC over the years. Looks like AC had a productive and fun time in NOLA. There were quite a few famous folks there over the weekend.