A sampling of the madness with Miley.

Thus was the cry of a George Mason University college student in the presence of Miley Cyrus, who cried, as she experienced the climax of her life; meeting Miley Cyrus.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Since I last checked in, the polls have continued to advance in our favor, the third and final debate decisively swinging towards Hillary Clinton.

Seventeen days to go, we still look like we could win this thing big, reasonably expecting to take the Senate, with a faint possibility of taking, or coming close to, reclaiming the house of representatives.

Miley Cyrus with director James Kicklighter
Director James Kicklighter filming a profile angle of Miley Cyrus at George Mason University

Somewhere along the way, we got word that Miley Cyrus was coming to Virginia.

After extensive negotiations, it was going to be led by our Brooklyn Headquarters producer and joined by our lead cinematographer.

Of course, Miley Cyrus is an international superstar, and I can understand why they wouldn't give me full rein over that.

I'm not that important in the scheme of things.

But secondly, this was her first appearance on the campaign trail. We needed a big team.

Upon word of her arrival, throngs of students gathered outside of the dorm, along with paparazzi, screaming and acting like generally crazy people.

While I enjoy what I do, I can't imagine standing in line fighting a crowd to get the chance to touch someone or get a photo with someone. But that probably has a lot to do with my years of doing this professionally; I'll only take a photo typically if we work together on something.

And when I saw that crowd, the AP Wire captured this picture, currently featured in USA Today.

Miley Cyrus with director James Kicklighter
Miley Cyrus and the madness
from the Associated Press.

She was roving the fourth floor dorm, greeting honors students who also happened to be Hillary supporters, guided by Charity, our lovely campus organizer.

Knocking on doors, she went from room to room, asking why they were voting for Hillary and why the election was important to them.

One of the students even made her black tea and she drank it. I would have been skeptical of drinking that, but she was most gracious.

Miley Cyrus on campus at George Mason University dorm
Miley Cyrus and a George Mason college student.

We were competing with students, security, management, Buzzfeed, Washington Post, AP, NBC, amongst others, in a very small dorm space, roving from room to room.

You had to hustle your way in to get the angles that you wanted.

As Alex pointed out later, it was similar to the OTR (on the road) we shot a few weeks ago with Tim Kaine at the football field in Richmond, just in a much smaller space.

It was an apt comparison. I do have the coolest job on the campaign, that's for sure.

When we were done with the dorm meet and greets, we had a pizza party and Q&A session with Miley and our top volunteers.

They brought in pizza and coke, spilling some of the latter on my microphone case, and Alex and I cross-shot as best we could in that small space with the 30-something students that were cleared to attend.

Miley talked about all kinds of things, being gender fluid, speaking to others about converting from Bernie to Hillary, the first time she met Hillary on SNL, growing up in a conservative household, her foxy grandmother who Jimmy Kimmel (I think) said she should work at Hooters, etc.

It was a good time and she was delightfully candid.

"Oh my gawd, I'm about to be blessed by the presence of a fucking queen!"

- Random George Mason University student

Afterwards, we kicked all the students out and did some interview work. Kim, the producer from HQ, used my iPad as a teleprompter and Miley took the lines several times like a pro.

When she messed up once or twice, she riffed on Norman, the guy who does all the Diabeetus commercials that are mocked on YouTube, as not being someone who really had diabetes.

"Someone who really had diabetes," Miley said, "would know how to pronounce it properly. He was just a paid actor who delivered his lines in the laziest way."

She was really quite funny.

Director James Kicklighter and Miley Cyrus after filming for several hours at George Mason University

From our fourth floor vantage point, she went to the window to address her throngs of fans who were screaming.

It was a madhouse.

She tried to yell through the window, but no one could hear her. But we were able to take some pictures for her Instagram and Twitter, with her 50+ million followers.

Just as she entered the dorm, she exited, people running to touch her and take photos with her.

Though Miley seemed very comfortable with it all in a way that I haven't seen from previous surrogates, I can't imagine living like that.

In public, you'd always be in hiding.

While I don't mind being in some spotlights, I wouldn't want to be in the blazing sun like that all the time.

It would be exhausting.