Desi met the Idols by the buses, did a cellcert for Rickey AND took some pictures! Wow. Read her account here and at her Live Journal…
The American Idol Experience.
or, how chikezie eze almost killed me.
I arrived in Detroit SUPER early because every road is under construction (and because I woke up at 6am and couldn’t sit around the house.) I wanted to get to the busses around 11:30 but I got to D-town an hour early, so I went to the coffeeshop, called Rickey, killed time until Kristen (my amazing Idol partner for the day from rickey.org) arrived. She got there around 11:30 and we darted down to the busses. There weren’t any barriers up yet and only like. 40 people were out. So we stood around with the gift bags I made some of the Idols and the barrier started to get up. Blah blah. It’s all boring banter (and a lot of me singing “You’re The Voice”) until… 1ish? 1:30? Time lost all meaning under that damn sun. I was on the corner and I saw the buses come through the Cobo underpass thing first and I was already so nervous all I could do was scream “BUS! BUS!” I couldn’t even get my fingers to work correctly to photograph. I recovered use of them and started clicking away. Brooke and KLC came out first and Brooke had a bright pink piece of tape taped to her chest: “Hi! I’m on vocal rest!” Too cute. Kristy Lee followed… You know, a strange thing happens when you see them live. You suddenly love them all. I hated Kristy on the show, and I really believe that there are subliminal messages in her single, because there’s no earthly reason that I should enjoy it. I digress. Picture with her. And suddenly I’m telling her how excited I am for the album.
I’m as confused by this as you are.
Read the rest of Desi’s re-cap at her Live Journal.
She’s got some great photos of the Idols by the buses. Here’s a few more:
She posted some videos too, which I’m posting here…
…after the jump…
David Cook by the buses:
Michael Johns – “It’s All Wrong, But It’s Alright”:
David Cook – “Billie Jean”:
“Please Don’t Stop the Music”: