Day 512: Last Day In NYC – REM Live At The Colbert Report!

G’day Shredders,

My final night in New York City was officially “off the Richter Scale”!

My Fellow Shredder (Codename L) and I caught a live taping of the Colbert Report last night.

Colbert Live!

Stephen Colbert was at his best tonight as he went through three whole segments without missing a beat. He is definitely one of the most quick-witted comedians you’ll ever see!

REM Live!

As we were lining up for the live taping we got some really cool news about who tonight’s guest would be…REM! In over 500 episodes of the Colbert Report this was the first time they ever had a “bone fide” rock band on!

In the clip below you’ll see REM’s latest single, Supernatural Superserious (couldn’t get the actual live performance).

We were only about 10 feet away from Michael Stipe as he performed this song.

Thank You Tom And Lilla!

Before I sign off I’d like to thank Tom Venuto and Lilla for chauffeuring me all around New York City and New Jersey during my 2-week stay.

Tom and Lilla both took time out of their busy schedules and made my trip to NYC an incredible experience! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!

Below you can see a couple of pics from the night’s events.

The pic is pre-show standing out the
front of Colbert HQ on 54th Street.

This pic was taken in front of REM’s
sound gear loaded up on the footpath!

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!

Adam Waters, NESTA-CPT

P.S. The “warm-up” comedian drilled me on my Aussie-ness in the pre-show ! You can get a blow-by-blow account at Lilla’s Blog!

8 thoughts on “Day 512: Last Day In NYC – REM Live At The Colbert Report!

  1. I, for one, am quite excited about what you have in store for M5! I think most all of us know what it’s like to have a packed day of work and other obligations, so no worries there. we just miss you when you’re not here!
    what is “CD” in your M5:CD?

  2. Hi Suzette, I miss being here too! The truth is I am in a big transition point in my life right now, and if I don’t prioritize what is most important at this moment in time (i.e. work) this will not be a smooth transition and it will throw a spanner in my M5 planning. This will take some time as M5 will be a huge undertaking.

    The “CD” in M5 is an “internal code name”!


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