1. It was so amazing to hear Steve yesterday! I was unaware he was going to make an appearance… and he definitely got a really loud cheer from the audience. From our position in the crowd we could only see him on the big screen, but it was great to hear his voice echoing across the Mall!

  2. I was there!! I did not have the smarts to actually look up who would be there that day, i only knew about a few people performing. And when I heard the lady present Steve Carrell I freaked out!! I only was able to record five of his words w/ my camera b/c i was in shock, but those five words will be on my camera forever. That was the best day of my life.

  3. It was so weird to see Steve Carell at the ceremony! I stop flipping through the channels when I saw him and had to process what I was seeing for a second…quel honor!

  4. While I was watching this yesterday, I couldn’t help but think of all the Office references the celebration had: Tom Hanks, John Mellencamp, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Usher, Bruce Springsteen… they all played a part in an episode of The Office. They even sang American Pie. I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can think of.

    It’s weird how I always find an Office reference in every aspect of life.

  5. Damn HBO—they’ve already removed it! I think the little girl behind asleep might be his niece because I believe that’s the president’s sister sitting behind him.

  6. I was looking online at some pictures from this event(maybe it was hbo.com) and they had one from the end of the program where Obama goes up on the stage and talks to all of the performers and they showed one of him and Steve! Steve’s smile was HUGE!! What an honor for him!
    Berry and Katie…what an amazing thing to see! It was an awesome show!

  7. I was there! I had only seen a list of the performers, so I didn’t know who would be speaking (and I’m pretty sure most people hadn’t, either). It was kind of weird to hear Steve Carell sounding serious :)

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