We just celebrated "World Megan Day" in the NYC office. Why, you may ask? Well, our special rioter, Megan, is moving back down South and has completed her 6 week project with the riot. We are sad to see her go.
To celebrate, Megan and I were invited to see the Food Network's Emeril Live as part of a special program with our partner, Balducci's. sweetriot was featured in a special Balducci's giveaway given to every audience member! During the live taping, Megan and I sat at the very FRONT & CENTER table! As Emeril ran in, we joyously waved our sweetriot signs and proudly wore our "I Riot for Cacao!' t-shirts.
Can you imagine though...at the 1st break, the producer's told us we couldn't wave the signs and that we had to wear jackets over our shirts?!! You would think we were criminals. It truly is amazing how the signs and the word 'riot' scares people.
Nonetheless, we had a great time watching Emeril cook up some amazing Italian. He is warm and entertaining and considering we were just 3 feet away from him, he is probably still wondering, "Who were those Riot-Girls?" Unfortunately, due to our hidden t-shirts, he may never experience the true joy of cacao.
The photos above were taken before the taping; once in the studio, no photos were allowed. If you're interested, the episode is #404 on May 15th -- my birthday! :) BTW, have you been shut down lately for activist behavior? Let me know.