On the first day of February I celebrated our son’s 24th Birthday and on the last Friday in February I was in the audience on The Q Show on Fox29 Philly.
The invitation to be part of the audience came courtesy of Taria Pritchett who also coordinated the Black Women, Words and Wisdom Book Signing at Barnes and Noble.
The drive to Philadelphia was smooth and I was glad to have fellow author and friend Tanya Williamson accompany me. After parking in the Wyndham Hotel parking garage which by the way I met Dennis Bianchi, the GM for WTXF-Fox29; we walked down Market Street and stopped at OFC Coffee House for a Vanilla Chai before heading into the studio.
Once we passed through security the fun began. The studio was beautiful and the Delaware Divahs and Divos that we are, started snapping photos and going live on Facebook and Instagram, even before informed that we could do so.
Taria had invited many of us which is why the audience was dominantly Delawareans, however, there were a few from New York, New Jersey and of course Philadelphia.
After the staff gave us a few housekeeping rules we were advised to get hyped before Q arrived, as well as during the commercial breaks which wasn’t hard to do. We laughed; danced including creating a Soul Train line while the DJ played music from the 80’s on!
Once Q arrived on stage we were hyped and a little hot (warm) and the show began with lots of laughs and excitement.
The first guest was Bassem Youseff who I had heard perform previously and who is known for escaping Egypt due to his political jokes/satire which isn’t appreciated much there.
The second guest was JuJu from Love and Hip Hop.
The show was fun and Taria had her 30-seconds of fame with a chance to talk to Q about her book, “Unleash Your Fierce”.
I am not sure if I was captured in any of the live audience shots, however, I wore my Royal Blue and Gold representing Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and had fun nevertheless. After the show we had a few minutes to take more photos and then Tanya and I hit the road for a great ride back home.