My good friend CG agreed to accompany me to the Hard Rock Live where we would see a taping of:
I know, I know. How could I subject her to such drivel? I had even vowed not to watch this show ever again, but when the offer of free tickets came, I couldn't pass it up.
That's the number hours we spent waiting to get in, getting seated, filming audience reaction shots (before there was anything to react to) and finally watching, for the most part, non-talent. We saw about twelve acts and CG and I figured maybe two were worth a second look. I don't know how much they pay the "judges", but it must be a lot for them to sit through it all over and over again.
Seeing the funny Sharon Osbourne up close. CG even got to shake her hand. She was just as she appears to be on the show. No Diva behavior and gives constructive criticism.
Good Thing #2:
Watching CG fist bump new judge Howie Mandel, who, by the way, rambles quite a bit when giving his opinions.
Good Thing #3:
When the dry-witted Piers Morgan told the guy who's act was to strip down to bikini briefs that his talent was very small.
Good Thing #4:
There was no Hoff to Hassle. Run-at-the-mouth Howie was an improvement.
So, although CG and I had some fun, we decided that it would be our last time attending a TV taping unless it was a live event. Or she could fist bump George Clooney.
Now, if they only would hold the American Idol Finale here.....