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American Idol in the parking lot

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 at 9:56 am in Uncategorized.

Right now, it’s all about Patricia.

It’s 9:45 and, for about 40 minutes now, we’ve been waiting for 21-year-old Patricia Guillory of Napa to come out of her car and sing for us. Her mom, Kimberly Guillory of Vallejo, has promised us her daughter will come out and deliver a command performance. But first she had to get her make-up on; undersandable, since she wasn’t expecting to perform. Now she’s pondering what song to sing, requiring repeated trips to the car to consult with her advisors and/or iPod. Now she’s just walking back and forth, rolling her eyes. Clearly, she’s happy to see us.

The camera has become a magnet for people, who were otherwise just hustling in to pre-register and leave. There’s actually a small crowd of people who have already performed for us, waiting for the uber-shy Patricia. I’m not sure how’s she’s going to be able to handle Simon if she can’t first conquer Tony and Dan.

Meanwhile, things are getting weird. Patricia’s mother has become our PR person, flagging down singers left and right for our video camera. 

We’ve had some inspired performances so far, including self-described hippie from “everywhere,” aka Delaware, Alyssa Adams, who was singing in Mexico and just arrived to visit friends in S.F. when she heard about the tryouts. She’s more than happy to BELT out a song by a singer named Lettuce, or Lettucie, or Let Us See, called “So Right.” This girl busts it out. I’m sure the can hear over at Candlestick Point. You have to watch the video once it’s posted later ths afternoon, just to check her out. It’s inspired. Plus there were plenty of other fine performances. We haven’t had any disasters yet, though we’re still hopeful. Though I am proud to report that I just received word that one of the “group” songs producers will ask singers to perform tomorrow will be the super-fantastic “We Built This City,” by Starship.

Yes, I am too serious.

We’ll be back to deliver the exciting details on on Patricia’s performance – if and when it happens. She better hurry, as we’re getting hungry.

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6 Responses to “American Idol in the parking lot”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Just wanted to let you know the blog is being followed and I think you should try to get in and sing. Maybe you could ask for some coffee or to use the bathroom or something. Then just start singing, maybe rush the stage. Don’t forget the pictures. Maybe with a cell.

  2. Tony Hicks Says:

    Too late. They know me and are watching like hawks. I think one of them has a gun and/or an illegal sword from one of the middle ages.

  3. HeyJoe Says:

    It’s tough typing on a laptop on top of a car hood, isn’t it?

  4. Tony Hicks Says:

    You sound like you’ve had the experience. Your wife threw you out of the house and you were sending pleading e-mails again, weren’t you?

  5. HeyJoe Says:

    You spoke with her didn’t you?

  6. Tony Hicks Says:

    Uh … no. Of course not. I don’t talk to other men’s wives. Unless they talk to me first.