Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Devastated and Embarrassed

For the last few weeks I have been telling myself that I must remember to log onto TicketMaster.com on Sunday at 10am to buy a pair of tickets. Tickets to a show I don't know if I'm exactly embarrassed to want to go to, but I am embarrassed by the degree of my devastation.

So You Think You Can Dance is the first reality competition show that I have watched religiously and have become emotionally attached to these contestants. I never thought anything like this would happen. I actually cried when my favorite dancer was voted off. Sad... very Sad. I hang my head in shame. Perhaps its the hormones that made me more emotional, perhaps its my secret passed-up desire to be a dancer, or perhaps the producers of this show actually did a good job.

Very sadly, I forgot about the tickets until Sunday night, and the show sold out. Many are available for sale online for insane prices. (100-300% above face value)

The most embarrassing part of this sadness...I just spent about an hour considering how disappointed Eric would be in me if I were to pay the inflated price.


Maya's Granny said...

Last summer I was staying with my mother and aunt while recovering from surgery. They were already watching Dancing with the Stars when I got there, so of course I watched it with them. I really liked it.

I read someone who said that the secret was that this reality show was positive. The entire family could watch it together. People won by being good rather than by plotting. It was pretty to watch and fun to see people improve.

I haven't seen this program, but if it is like the one I saw last year, it is no wonder that you like it.

Ally Bean said...

i've seen dancing with the stars and i liked it, so i can see how you might get involved with one of these positive reality shows.

as for the meanspirited ones like survivor-- no way am i watching that. and it is hugely popular where i live so i sit out many, many conversations about it.

Gina said...

I felt that way about American Idol this year. I briefly thought about buying a ticket, but I only like Taylor, so I will just wait til he comes here solo.