By midweek I was wondering if an opportunity for out of the box living would present itself. I’ve already gotten an idea of what I want to do for next week. I will have the week off from classes, so I figured next Saturday I will try to spend 24 hours away from my technological distractions – my phone, my computers, my iPad, even my nook. I don’t know yet if I’ll go through with it, but that’s my tentative plan.
Thursday, my opportunity for this week presented itself. Auditions were being held for the Biggest Loser on Saturday. Although most people don’t believe it, I weigh over 300 pounds and could use the help. Although this is the third audition in a month, I don’t intend out-the-box living to be only about auditions. I think it’s just these auditions helped me solidify the idea of out-of-the-box living.
So, I got up early this morning, ready for my shot. The casting call started at 10, so I figured if I got there by 8 or 8:30, I should be in good shape, line-wise. This was taking place at the Groove at Citiwalk, which meant I would be parking at Universal again.
I got to Universal by 8:30 and the first major difference between this audition and the Voice presented itself – I had to pay for parking. I got to the casting line and was number 161. “Excellent,” I thought to myself, “Shouldn’t take that long at all.” Famous last words.
Although casting was supposed to start at ten, the doors didn’t open till 10:30. Then it seemed the line moved like molasses, which surprised me. There were more than 160 people just waiting outside when I went to the Voice and we were inside sitting within the hour. Not so here.
I found out later that there was a VIP line on the side, so number 161 was probably closer to 322. At around 4, my group was finally able to go in.
Similar to the Voice, the ten of us auditioned simultaneously. We had a about a minute each to tell why we thought we should be on the show. After we were done, we were told that callbacks would be done by eight. I didn’t get a callback. But, again, the experience was worthwhile.
Biggest Loser casting line in front of Fat Tuesday? Really?