Ok, so I’ve only been able to post once a day. True, I did say there would be a variable torrent of posts, but I’m a busy guy, what can I say. It’s been nothing short of nuts here for the past few days. Today is mostly production work followed by the Prelim Show tonight. Tonight is the night that the judges narrow the field of 130+ contestants down to 12 (or 15 I can’t remember). We’re there to capture all the action.

On a more personal level, I’ve been running and gunning for 5 days now. I’ve been there every night to take pictures of every event. I’ve been shooting quite a bit (read: everything) and I’ll be shooting more tonight. The show itself is actually kind of cool. It’s a larger production than the official Miss USA show. In the past, this same production has won Emmys for various things, something the bigger pageants haven’t managed to do. It’s seriously a huge, million dollar production and it’s interesting to see that sort of thing in motion.

Oh the other hand, I hate pageants. I think the concept is weak and the purposed benefit for non-winning contestants is a pile of crap. Allegedly the contestants are bonding in friendship and learning things like “public speaking”, “confidence” and “emotional strength”. Yeah. Ok. And what does walking around in bathing suits teach them? Balance?

I don’t know either.

The whole thing doesn’t make any sense to me. I don’t really know if it’s supposed to. I don’t look good in a swim suit, I don’t give a crap about building confidence, and I’m not a brain dead, vain sort of person. I guess I’m not qualified to judge.

Anyway. At the moment I’m printing buttons from orders we’ve taken. I hate making buttons.

I’ll TRY and post more later, there’s a few funny moments from this week I could entertain you with.