Sunday, May 16, 2010

#14 - Fame - Irish Style

Date: 16/05/2010

It's funny, when I made my '203 things to do before i kick it' list, I thought of it as more of piece of procrastination rather than something to take in anyway seriously.

At first, it was more of a happy coincidence when I got to check something off my list, I headed off to Poland for a conference. Poland was on my list. Visit Poland - Check!
Entered a competition. Got a voucher. Win competition - Check!

The process was entirely passive. . .

Lately though I've been using every chance to check things off it, (and even refer to it in public with my 'ladies who lunch' friends) and the repercussions of checking off these things is actually so surprising!! I had never anticipated the ripple effect.

Today, without realising it, I crossed another thing off my list.

Fame, is an Irish reality show, where men/women are competing for the male/female lead in Fame, the Musical. The voting is done by the public and the guy and girl with the lowest votes have a sing off where the judges decide whose to survive for the next week. . .

Rewind back to a few days ago, I'm sitting in my wonderful appartmento 'working', when I get an email about a special offer for tickets - considering the Helix is in spitting distance, I thought that it must be a sign from the Divine (or spamland), so upon discussing it with the Ladies - myself, SC and SC's boyfriend, the accountant (I feel it's important to take note of that), go wild and decide to attend the show.

Fast forward to the more present past . . .

Upon entering the Helix, it think realisation hit us as to why the tickets were so reasonable. . . I think a creche would have had less children on its premises than the amount of kids running about the Helix, but sure being childlike myself, I took it in my stride and we headed on up to the rafters for our cheap seats.

I have to say it was a fascinating experience - not because of the show though, but the going ons behind it. I couldn't take my eyes off the camera crew, who were running around the stage like bunnies on crack. . . with each turn of their scripts - more bounding across the stage with cameras on shoulders and more angle flicking from camera 1 to 3 to 5 back to 1 then 4! It's really impressive! Although I think the kiddies surrounding me weren't too impressed when I wasn't hollering for such a one or whoever was singing at the time. . .

*wipes eye*

To me, those camera men are truly the stars

*sniff*

Anyhoo more to the point, SC was kind enough to remind me that Fame was indeed a live show and we were (although as far away as we were) part of the audience.

Therefore a + b = C

#14 Be Part of a live audience
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