Dec 3, 2008

Life on the Rock - Holiday Season


A few years back I worked at 75 Rockefeller Plaza. I had the perfect view of the Christmas tree. It was lovely to watch and despite the job becoming an emotional drain on me, I did appreciate my my view during those five years.

Here's a little secret about the tree. It's actually kinda scrawny, very Charlie Brown-ish. The weeks leading up to the lighting ceremony, they fill in the bare patches and thinned out areas with remnants from other trees. Yes, good people, the tree gets a weave job!

Also, all of the Rockettes wear really thick pantyhose that gives their legs a uniformed-skin tone and blemish free effect. Oh and they are not really all that tall. But, honey they got that synchronicity thing down!

Happy Holidays.

4 comments:

Joie Mayfield said...

That tree is absolutely gorgeous! The Rock Tree Weave job happened at Dollywood (theme park I used to work at), too.

Junior said...

I always thought the tree didn't look that full when they showed the men cutting it down. Now I know: it's the Tyra Banks of trees!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

OMG... I didn't know about the weave!

I did see the tree a week early when they were testing the lights and it was visible out the window behind Keith Olbermann...

I gotta get over there for pics this year...

bunnilove said...

That's funny Junior...and let's face it: Tyra does has beautiful weaves! But I did know about the pantyhose: they're very much like support hose, it gives them the energy they need while still staying lovely!!