Truly Julie spreading her wings at the West Indian Parade.
Every year, I mark Labor Day with…well…labor. News is a 24-7 operation so if a holiday falls on my M-F work schedule…I’m on. Yes, that’s even on Christmas. While I may grunt a bit going in when everyone else sleeps in..today, it was a labor of love. I went live out of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, which is certainly a feast for the eyes. It’s the largest parade in NYC, boasting upwards of 3 million participants. Vendors serving coconut bread, oxtail, goat curry, etc. line the streets, as parade-goers in elaborate yet quite revealing costumes gyrate to the steel drums.
Costume designer Pat Nurse was kind enough to provide me with a lovely African Queen costume for this morning’s live remote. She brought a team of kids, sparkling in glitter, to showcase all her beautiful work. The theme of this costume below is the Egyptian pyramids. Capturing my every move…cameraman Al Daughtry (click here for our behind-the-scenes footage, complete with my infamous dolphin/sea otter/squirrel giggle: Julie’s moves), and truck engineer Dan Tagarelli. These two guys always make my work seem like a day at the….parade!
My office away from the office: the live truck.