Friday, August 10, 2012

American Idol auditions in LA


He did it.  Josh has a love for music, a great voice, and loves to sing. 

He’s been in many local plays, concerts, and talent shows, he plays guitar and gives lessonsWe enjoy American Idol, so with some coaxing from Sophie and Sage, he decided to go for it. 




We flew in early, got registered at Dodgers Stadium, then with some time to spare, went straight to the beach (Santa Monica Pier).  Yummy lunch at Bubba Gumps.



A drive down the PCH (sweet drive in the Charger), then around Beverly Hills and Hollywood.



Walk of Stars.  Fun walk down Hollywood Boulevard.






So nice catching up with good friends!  Thanks guys for being such great hosts and showing us the best places around!



LA, just waking up.  Pretty at 5:00 AM



Gotta love Casey Abrams!  (if Josh grew out his hair, it would look like his)  I guess he auditioned 3 times before making it

Auditions went well, for the most part.  We were there for 8 hours before he was up (that’s what happens when you register the second day), but everyone had fun and I caught up on some good reading amongst all the music.  Josh came real close to getting a golden ticket, his voice stood out in his group, the only one that the judges read his paper, but after reading the paperwork… (no story), bummer.  He may try again.



His first time surfing, quite different then wake boarding and snow boarding



Good times!



I reserved an economy rental car (thinking good on gas, expecting a Civic or Sentra), but they had a Fiat for us.  Ha, ha, I don’t even think his guitar would fit.  They must’ve seen the unimpressed look on my face, and gave us a deal on an upgrade, Josh chose the Charger of course :) 




What a nice experience Josh, and well done!  Always go after your dreams