Well, I had "tickets" to a taping of the Isaac Mizrahi show today. I arrived at the studio on West 36th Street this morning (a bit earlier than suggested, 10:10), and was told, after about 1/2 hour of waiting in below freezing weather, that they always overbook the show, and many of us would not be allowed in. Well, it was a shame, since I was asked to reconfirm not once, but TWICE that I would indeed be attending. No, I was not one of the TWO people from the general pool who actually got in...
This was the text of the email sent to me the day before...
"This email is just to remind you to please show up for your Isaac taping at 10:30AM. Our studio is located at...
(I removed address)
Because of building rules we will not be lining up until 10:30AM. If you choose to show up earlier, there are coffee shops around the area to duck into, but the ropes will not be set up until 10:30AM.
Your name will be on a guest list, actual tickets have not been sent out. If your guests arrive late, we are sorry to say that we can not hold tickets if other audience members have arrived on time.
I have some people confirmed and others I do not. If you have not confirmed, it is NOT too late to confirm. All I need is an email saying, "Yes I still plan on attending the taping on 12/8 at 10:30AM."
I hope to see you all there. Have a great day!!!
(I removed name and phone)
E! Style Network"
What a dirty trick.
Note: Not only were the "tickets" not confirmed - whether or not this is standard for TV audiences, I don't know - the consolation prize was bogus as well. VIP tickets to a taping next season (if there is one...doubtful), or tickets to "The Daily Show", which are not a sure bet, either. Think I'm done with this talk show audience thing.
I feel silly for ranting about this - even sillier that I cared so much about seeing a taping of the show - it is FREE and on Cable TV for goodness sakes... okay, I'm over it...
The moral of the story is "Don't try to get into a taping of a talk show unles you've got plenty of time on your hands." The work I could have gotten done instead of standing in the cold... (sigh)
The guest was Kimora Lee Simmons, apparently (show airing Feb 14th).
Back to work now.