Sydney Australia Opera House had a new nickname. As Oprah was taping her ultimate show in December 2010, the Australian icon was temporarily known as Oprah House.
With the great celebrity and richest woman in the world visiting Down Under for her O show, the opera received the new name for a day...actually for much longer.
Media started using the "Oprah House" moniker many months prior to the visit. Probably as soon as Oprah announced to her audience that she was taking 300 of them to Australia.
After visiting the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Melbourne, Oprah arrived in Sydney together with her American entourage.
And she sayd she loved it. She
People can't get enough of her and the expectations for her shows on December 14 were extremely high. She was joined by Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Newton-John, Bindi Irwin, Bon Jovi, Jay-Z.
We did not get tickets for the show but went to Circular Quay to have a look at the site the previous day. Without a ticket chances of getting there on the day of show were nil.
The preparations were in full swing. The city was decorated with banners and the stage was coming together.
People were queuing to get their free tickets and then leaning on the fences that surrounded the stage to try check the seats and see how good they are.