Tuesday, September 09, 2008
A year has passed
I spent a little time tonight going back and watching old videos from the Idol tour last year. The tour this year is coming to a close, so a year later...wow, how life is different.
I remember the tight pants I was made to wear for "Thanks for the Memories". Not cool. Chubby guys and tight jeans. Not cool. But Gina and I had so much fun with that song.
And the Boy Band. Wow. That was awesome every night. I know we weren't the tightest band. That wasn't the point. The point was that when we got to the "Nah-nah-nah-nah's" on "Hey Jude" every night, we had every single person in that stadium in our hands! I don't know if I'll ever experience that again...10k people singing along with me...hopefully, but you never know...if not, at least I got to experience it once.
Doing "Typical" every night was so awesome. I know most people didn't know the song and there were times on the tour I wish I'd done a different song. But to sing one of my favorite songs ever in front of that many people was great.
I miss my castmates. I miss being in the green room every day with them. I miss talking about useless information and getting on the bus for a few hours every night heading to the next city. I miss Blake and his craziness. I miss Sanjaya and his young messiness, his silliness. I miss Rich and his kindness. I miss Phil and his baldness (though I did just hang out with Phil last night). I lived for almost a year with those guys...and though we're still friends, I don't know if it'll ever be the same.
I miss the girls, too, don't get me wrong...Gina was one of my best friends...but it was different...the guys were together a lot.
My season got the short end of the stick in a lot of ways, I think. But here I am a year later doing what I do, my management and label are pumped at how things are going and I'm building something. Life is good.
A year has passed.