Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Voice May Wear Me Out
So, logistically speaking, it's in the middle of nowhere in northern New Jersey.
Kurt had a friend who was driving him tomorrow, until said friend had to cancel because of unexpected work commitments.
Have I mentioned that the Izod Center is in the middle of nowhere?
He has been instructed to arrive at 7 am. The plan is to take a Greyhound bus to New York City and then a New Jersey Transit bus that goes to the Meadowlands. To get there at 7 am or so requires taking the 3:20 am bus from Philadelphia to the Port Authority terminal, and then the first NJT bus on the Meadowlands route, which leaves at 6:50 am. This basically means it is impossible to get any sleep before going on this trip, and my guess is that with the number of people attending, it will be an all-day affair.
And, out of concern for his well-being and because this is a big deal to him, I am going along for the ride.
(Have I mentioned that the Izod Center is in the middle of nowhere? And that today's high temperature was 98, and tomorrow it's expected to hit or go past 100? And that none of the coaches/judges shown above are actually going to be there, I assume, since these are the very first rounds of auditions?)
The next 24 hours or so are going to be interesting, if not torturous. My cell phone is fully charged. Expect Facebook and Twitter updates.