It was quite a spectacle- artwork, artists, civilians, DEATH BY SANCHEZ and THE LEISURE KINGS (with a great version of SONGBIRD) .. Had a great time and I will definitely do it again.
I showed up at the VOGUE Friday night ready for anything, and with a decent cheering section in tow (just in case I actually made it on stage).. As we made our way inside, I headed directly over to the TOP 32 rack, where the online voting finalists were prominently displayed and began to search for RING AROUND THE ROSIE.
THERE IT WAS!! I MADE IT!!! I let go a sigh of relief .
Then the on-site ballot voting began and it seemed like it went well, although it is difficult to gauge what was going on down there from our prime balcony seats.. The top 32 were cut down to the top 16 while we listened to big band versions of OZZY and THE SCORPIONS, and the bottom 16 were taken off to the side and displayed for public sale. I saw the pieces being carried over there, although I couldn't see which pieces they were from my seat.. I had to know if I had made it or not, so I headed down there.. looked around.. and didn't see it!
DID I MAKE THE FINAL CUT?? IF IT'S NOT HERE, I HAD TO HAVE MADE THE FINAL CUT, RIGHT??
I floated around on that cloud for a bit, before one of my crew spotted my piece.. under a table.. awwww shit.. I was only bummed out for a minute before I realized.. It didn't get destroyed on stage (as many of the paintings did that night), it was SOLD (UNLIKE so many of the paintings that night), and sold VERY QUICKLY (it was gone by the time I made it down to the art stacks to investigate).
So, all things considered, I have to call that a WIN! and I will be back next year..
HUGE HUGE THANKS to everyone who voted for me in the online voting! I was told that I made that cut handily and it's all because of you- I just need to make sure that I bring more people with me to the MAIN EVENT next year! I am very lucky to have so many people in my life that appreciate my work and are willing to support me in my little dream of being an artist! You guys are the coolest-