2gether worked hard all day and under pressure too. Jerry had bronchitis and QT had the stomach flu. But the good news is we were inside all day and free from the vagaries of the weather. Each member of the band got to live out his fantasy: Jerry & Erin got married; Chad got to ride his SEA.DOO; Doug got to go back to Pegasus and play with a real guitar; Mickey got to box in a ring and QT spent time in his harem with a bunch of girls. He even took home some phone numbers!!! I guess he wasn’t THAT sick after all.
The MTV crew were here in full force. We had David with us who is Maggie’s boss and also the guys who’ll be creating the website. I played the part of my alter ego all day, Bif Rydberg, but failed miserably at keeping up the accent – I pity the poor editor who tries to cut that stuff together.
Unsung Heroes Of The Set Part 4: Extras. We sometimes call them background and that’s what they do – they fill out the background, walk through a shot, pretend to be having a drink at the bar or talking with a friend. On this film they’ve spent hours in the cold and wet and, even worse, I’m not allowed to talk to them. So if I wanted to say “Thank-you” at the end of a take and suggest they should go inside for a cup of coffee I’m breaching the rules. If they ask me a question I have to turn away as if they are some kind of Untouchable sect. But without them we’d be lost in empty cities or stranded in customer free diners. Next time you watch a movie or TV show count how many people you see in the background never saying a word as they run from Godzilla, eat in a restaurant or dance at the prom – and wardrobe has to find clothes for everyone of them and make-up and hair has to give them all a make-over.