BET Awards Media Day

June 26th, 2006
Nothing much to say really… Arrived at the Shrine Auditorium around 10ish, and checked in, got my picture taken and my badge. I waited for the media room door to open and after standing around for 30 minutes in the dry heat, the door opens. Went in and got my stuff checked and walked through the metal detectors, don’t want a Vibe awards incident again.
I had to double check if I had access to the red carpet tomorrow at actual event but no one knew who I had to talk to. After explaining my story to about 4 people, I was in contact with someone who was in charge of everything but she couldn’t help me. Basically said we will see what happens later or tomorrow.
Sat in the media room for I think nearly two hours and no one even came out to do interviews or to give some photo opts. Looking at the schedule, the only people I would want to do anything with were Ne-yo and Rihanna. I talked it up with some of the other reporters and photographers, but other than that it was just a waiting game. I ended up leaving, and that’s that. Maybe it will be different tomorrow.. Maybe..
I should have stayed but class was calling

About Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. Over the past six years, he has covered various concerts, movie premieres, red carpets, parties, and events. A southern California native, Anh attended UCLA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a minor in Accounting. In addition to photography, he is currently pursuing his license as a CPA and hopes to go law school. Adding to his many interests, Anh also loves to cook and has worked as a line cook for Food Network's celebrity chef Scott Conant's restaurant, Scarpetta, in Beverly Hills.