If you belong to a small group of self certified “likers of things”, you would know by now that the reputable Vintage Crew recently hosted their first “and last” open audition to bring in new members to their utterly amazing performance group. Being a self knighted Chief liker, I thought of their topical dress sense and begged, bribed, bbm stalked and did my best Hairspray-esque chorus-amid-over-the-cellular-phone-plea. All because I wanted to snap it all! Finally, my in was confirmed two weeks before the audition date… super amped, I was.
I simply must take you through the whole day’s awesomerry and how
I discovered that I just might be a budding Benny Ninja with unmatched voguing and whacking. Out with pop locking and triple pirouettes. Ok, I don’t know why I took you through that. Here goes…
10:00 am: DANCERS REGISTRATION. The desk manned by Ashwin kitted in a yummy lace number.
About 10:15 am: AUDITIONS BEGIN. Meet the judges, serving black and white realness as their theme. Lawd have mercy, these auditioning kids have ill moves. Well, at least some of them.
12:00 pm: WAIT FOR THE CALL-BACK. I ain’t seeing nobody chewing their nails.
SOMETIME AFTER 12:00 pm: DELIBERATION. How they make it look so darn easy!
12:30 pm: THAT CALL-BACK.
12:40 pm: STRETCHES AND WARM-UPS WITH TARRYN.
13:00 pm:BREAKING A YOUNG SWEAT WITH LEE-CHE.
14:15 pm: BATTLE OF THE PARTICIPANTS.
JUST BEFORE 15:00 pm: CHILLING WITH THE FAM, AWAITING THE FINAL WORD.
15:00 pm: THE FOUND FOUR ANNOUNCED.
I might not have had my fashion eye served (it turns out people don’t dress up to these things), but demmet, I marvelled at witnessing the dawn of something new. These dudes have a colourful career ahead of them and I have faith that they WILL werq it.
WELL DONE YE FAB-FOUR!!