On Monday, as I drove in to downtown, I noticed that there was a flag man in the parking lot next to Minute Maid Park. This lot is far from any of the downtown office buildings, and there couldn’t have been a game that early in the morning, so it seemed really odd.
Tuesday morning as I drove in, I noticed a police car over by one of the stadium entrances. There seemed to be a line of people there too. Strange – too late in the season for people to be lining up for jobs at the park or something like that. Not that people would line up to work there, but I couldn’t think of a better reason.
Yesterday morning, I finally found out what was going on. It seems that we are one of the cities hosting American Idol tryouts. 1500 tried out, 400 got call backs yesterday, but only a handful will make the final cut.
I don’t know if I could ever do it. Even though the tryouts were only 30 seconds long, it would take me longer than that to get over my nerves, and even then … I couldn’t do it. Doesn’t matter though – I also found out that the tryouts are limited to 18 – 24 year olds. What?! You mean, at almost 34, I can’t be an American Idol? I think that’s just outrageous. Why do they limit it to people so young? Something about that really bothers me, and I can’t quite figure out why…