a disclaimer: i do not watch "american idol". i do, however, love a good spectacle esp if it's taking place in my backyard.
sunday morning while getting coffee at uptown, leff overheard someone say that seattle's "american idol" tryouts were happening that day at the key. turns out that this information was a bit off, registration was on sunday. but the tryouts are today! and, oh honey, the line started last night! (i'll get around to footage of that in a second.)
this photo, obviously, isn't of the line. it's of the line to be.
the press camped out early.
because, you know, human interest stories are humanely interesting. some of the time.
anyway, here are some of the early birds.
they would occasionally warble and applaud each other.
this morning, however, there was no warbling in line. i don't know if it was because the grey has returned,
an outbreak of sars had occured
or just general floating anxiety about primary elections
but the crowd was very subdued. seriously, not a warble to be heard.
it's not that there wasn't a whiff of excitement in the air because the atmosphere did have a bit of a charge albeit a rather soggy, exhausted one. i still couldn't help feeling that most of these poor hopefuls were lined up just like little lambs being sent to slaughter.
poor soggy, little lambs.
still, maybe one of them will make it on the show. so to all of you idol hopefuls, i wish you a hearty "good luck"! also, i hope that you're able to dry off before your audition.