I have always enjoyed filming “lives” for TV news and live sporting events – one reason for this is that anything can happen especially when a large crowds are involved. If it’s a football crowd, then standing behind the reporter singing or indeed shouting pointless remarks is often the order of the day – also swearing and showing body parts, seem to be obligatory.
But the rugby fans are different – they are on the whole friendly, humorous and entertaining.
Here’s a recent clip from the last Rugby World Cup – where our reporter from the French sporting channel “L’Equipe” was blissfully unaware of some antics in the background; although he was wondering why I was smiling a lot from behind the camera. ‘The Frogmen’ made a refreshing change from the norm in terms of interview crowd disruption!