A View from Row 3 of Oprah's Life You Want Tour

November 12, 2014 8:52 PM

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Oprah's Life You Want Weekend (this past Friday and Saturday) was already shaping up to be an amazing experience for me months ago. I floated the idea to my client-turned-friend Mark Nepo that I'd love to fly up to Seattle see him on tour. I don't even know what possessed me to ask him for a ticket, but I did. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that request would turn into a VIP ticket, which turned into a VIP ticket with a town car picking me up from the airport and dropping me off, which turned into a VIP ticket, town car, and comped hotel, which turned into not one but TWO tickets (that included MEETING OPRAH!), which is how my wife and I ended up sitting in Row 3 (right across from Arianna Huffington and Gayle King), and ultimately hanging out with the rest of the trailblazers (and yes, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, was undoubtedly the one I was most excited to meet).

Sitting in Row 3 felt a lot like sitting on a movie set. Even on the few occasions I've seen shows in New York and San Francisco, I've never had great seats. If you've ever sprung for great seats (or had them comped), you know what it's like. When Oprah stood on the edge of the stage that first nigh...

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