"Catch Me If
You Can" Tour Part 2
By Kat G.
The day goes on at UNC-Charlotte (N.C.) on Sept. 24, 2002 after Tiffany
and I got our debut on ATWT as "extras". BTW, the show will be aired on
Nov. 25 or the week of. I was still excited about the taping. And fans
were still gathering to take a shot of their fave star. I got to take
several more of Benjamin Hendrickson. He loves children too 'cause he
signed a movie postcard from a fan. I wanted the postcards of the 3
teens, but couldn't find any until the end of the day, which were
located in the bookstore.
The next scene was moved to another area just on the other side of the
grass. Ben was leaning against a tree while a hairdresser done her duty.
Chris Goutman was walking around the grassy area, while other crew (men
and women) moved equipment towards the set. Ben came to talk to us while
waiting for his cue. I liked the brick benches. Will Poston, who played
"Sam" selling flowers for school spirit and offering the teens a job in
the early part of the day, was sitting on the grass beside us with "gang
green", etc. Let me tell you ladies, this blonde is cute! :-) Agim Kaba
was walking around showing off his UNCC colors--green and white cap and
shirt. He looked adorable. I didn't see much of Peyton List and Jessica
After a long delay, Mr. Goutman was ready to shoot! Nothing much to
remember in this set. Ben was walking around in front of the camera,
unlike before where he was acting like he was offering a ransom $ for
the teens after showing their pics. to the T.V. audience. He was still
looking for the 3 troublemakers. Extras and "gang green" walked on the
sidewalk between the grass and Science Health Fair displays, and there
were several "cuts" by Goutman. This was a pretty easy set to create.
But he loved that things in the background looked so realistic.
Well taping was over. Next was lunch. We had to wait until our lunch
companion, Ben, got changed on the bus and joined us. In the meantime,
Tiff, Geraldine, and I talked a while. This was the perfect opportunity
to take pics. of Agim, Peyton, and Jess. I didn't see much of Jess (like
before), but Peyton and Agim were signing autographs. I could of shot
several excellent pics. of Peyton, but fans kept getting in my way. Oh
Let me tell you about Agim. He is very sweet, ladies! I had to get past
several fans before moving up to see him. I stood by him and he said
"Hi. What's your name?" "Kathy" I replied. He said it was nice to meet
me and I responded back the same. I told him that I loved Lucy and Aaron
together. He started clapping his hands and smiling!! It was so cute.
:-) I told him they would be fine if Craig would leave them alone. He
agreed. Then he said Craig (Hunt Block) and Holden (John Hensley) will
be in Nashville, TN. on Sept. 25. I told him I didn't know Holden was on
the tour also. Then I asked for a pic. He was glad to take one with me
after we figured out where Tiffany was hiding herself and my camera!
(Just kidding....but we did have to find where she was standing.) Then I
said "bye" to Agim and told Tiff how sweet he was. Geraldine wanted a
pic. with him. She met him and he kissed her on the cheek while I took a
pic. It was cute! Then they smiled for another pic. together. (How does
she get all this good luck?) :-)
O.K., so we're still waiting on Mr. Hendrickson. In the meantime, we
went to the restroom, walked around, called our boyfriends (Tiff and I),
and stayed in the area where Ben wanted us to meet him (at the last
scene). We were having an awesome day! I did pick up a "mens" white
baggie at the health fair by mistake. I just kept it so I can give to my
boyfriend, and grabbed a "womens" bag for myself.
When Ben arrived, we talked and ate in a banquet room. I had to move out
of the way to let Goutman by since he's a very busy man. But this time
there sat on the buffet table roast beef, cream potatoes (the best I've
tasted), asparagus, green beans, salad, cornbread, etc. This was the
first time I ate asparagus and I wasn't impressed. We did thank the cook
for a fine job though on everything! It was nice talking to the ATWT
crew in the banquet room. We didn't eat dessert....but I would of loved
to have tasted a piece of pecan pie! :-)
So it was off to do whatever for the rest of the day before Ben's plane
took off. So we walked around the campus admiring the statues (one
looked like a huge syringe Ben said) and other landscapes. I gave Tiff
and Ben time to talk at times while I walked around the bookstore and
cafeteria, watched R.O.T.C. perform outside, take more pics., etc. Then
after a long time, we took Ben to the airport. We arrived early so we
had to leave and come back again. We talked and rode around, etc. It was
fun to hang out with our friend. On our tour, he got a call stating the
New Orleans trip was cancelled 'cause of possible bad weather from
storms or hurricanes coming into the area, and they were going to St.
Louis in it's place. He was disappointed. (Sorry Ben!)
We arrived at the airport again for the final "tearful" farewell. It was
kinda sad but had to be done. His plane left at 5:50 pm. :-( Then we
headed back to Greensboro tired and talking about our day hours after we
FINAL THOUGHTS--Ben is a gentleman (opening doors for ladies). He is as
nice and sweet as Agim is. It was a wonderful day and was worth being
out of work! (Don't let my boss read that!--LOL) Jessica and Peyton are
pretty. Agim is smaller in size than I thought he was...but he does have
muscles! :-) The crew also were nice to us. Tiff still wishes she got
her pickaxe back that was stolen from her during our "T.V. scene". After
all, Ben gave it to her! It was fun hanging around Ben all day. All this
was worth getting up at 3:30 a.m.! We were so tired that night. Thanks
to all those who had a part! This story could be longer, but I feel the
conversations between Ben, Tiff, and I were told in confidence.
Here's a list of other crew and extras....Eric Alden was "Rick" who is a
fan of the Oakdale teens and gave them $. "Gang green" members are..Rose
Sprinkle, Brooke Woodell, Jared Castagna, Juliette Balencia, Kristy
Simpson, Rachel Gutieruez, Memi Goodale, Jennifer Zinkelev, Travis
Sweden, Shawn Turner, Samuel Forney, Frank Lopez, Will Adams, Anthony
Puzylowfkai, Jason Hughes, Laterrian Wallace, Mercy Johnson, Nicole
Palermo, John Fisher, and our friend--Geraldine Johnson! (Thanks to "The
University Times" newspaper dated 9/12/02 for the names of the cast.)
For more information on the story, etc...go to "www.NinerOnline.com".
They have pics, too. Don't forget to check out my pics.!!!
Thanks for reading,
Pics from the event!
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