View Full Version : GHP JobWatch

2/22/2007, 12:53 AM
Ok, here's how it works: a professional orchestra audition is like the worst possible combination of March Madness and American Idol, except there are no cameras, and no one's doing anything to be funny or attract viewers.

Round 1: 95 trombonists show up. Maybe 10 make it out of this round, sometimes as few as three or four. This round is blind - the judges don't see who's auditioning, they're going totaly on sound.

Round 2: This round is optional - if 8 or 10 people make it through round one they'll hold a second round to cut down to three or four. This would also most likely be a blind round.

Final Round: This round they pull down the curtains and put the last few people through their paces. Sometimes they'll make you play with the rest of the orchestra's trombone section to see if you can keep up. Last one standing gets the job (not literally, but you get the idea).

OK - how far do you think I make it?

2/22/2007, 12:58 AM
Oh, for your betting information:

In the final round, they name a winner and runner-up (that person would take the job if he winner declines it for some reason). No other places are announced.

This is my eleventh professional audition. The last audition I went to I made it to the final round (one of four guys to get that far) but I was not the winner or runner-up. That was almost a year ago.

Frozen Sooner
2/22/2007, 01:11 AM
Screw it. I got faith in ya, bro!

2/22/2007, 01:13 AM
sorry, not betting my precious vCash on this ;)

good luck though man

2/22/2007, 01:19 AM
Heh. Plus you stand to make 25,000 if I win it. ;)

EDIT: although it's guaranteed that one of the options will pay out - it's just a matter of which one.

2/22/2007, 01:23 AM
wait, with that wording, if you get the job, that should pay options 2 and 4, right?

2/22/2007, 01:27 AM
Hang on, I'll clarify it.

OK, there.

2/22/2007, 01:39 AM
dammit, i was going to give you some action on that one :D

2/22/2007, 01:44 AM

2/22/2007, 02:23 AM
ah heck, it's just vCash

i'm pulling for you GHP

2/22/2007, 08:34 AM
Be the ball, GHP.

2/22/2007, 09:17 AM
considering i lose all my bets, i bet against you in the first round. you're golden. this should guarentee you own the whole thing. you're welcome.

2/22/2007, 12:09 PM
Heh. Thanks, zoo. ;)

2/22/2007, 02:29 PM
Good luck!

2/22/2007, 02:41 PM
If you get this job, will you still make tailgates? :D

2/22/2007, 02:56 PM
Im down for all the way Bro . Now make us proud .

2/22/2007, 05:48 PM
If you get this job, will you still make tailgates? :D

Heh. Doubtful. ;)

2/23/2007, 12:41 AM
You should try out for the Seoul Philharmonic :D

2/23/2007, 12:58 AM
Heh. I think they actually had an opening last summer. The audition was even in NYC - I didn't go because I think if I'm going to leave the country for a job I'd probably head for Europe first. ;)

2/24/2007, 01:34 AM
Hell - confidence is everything, right? ;)

2/24/2007, 09:16 PM
New, extended betting hours!

I hate Northwest Airlines.

proud gonzo
2/25/2007, 03:39 PM
you could have warned me this bet was coming before i wasted all my vCAsh on crappy oscar bets that won't pay out much :mad:

2/25/2007, 09:46 PM
I thought he posted the jobwatch, before he posted the oscar bets

proud gonzo
2/26/2007, 02:40 PM
yeah, he pointed that out to me. i was doing homework the night he posted the jobwatch bet:mad:

2/27/2007, 12:11 AM
Worst twins ever

2/27/2007, 12:16 AM
So how Much I win ?

2/27/2007, 11:02 PM
I have to bet on GHP...yikes, I tried but was late...

2/27/2007, 11:50 PM
Heh - the little bit saying "WIN!" seems sadly ironic.

Yeah, so I went in and played pretty dang good, but not good enough to be one of the 5 out of 82 they passed on to the semi-final round. Last I heard before I left Buffalo it was down to a guy from Juilliard and another total badass. Oh well. If nothing else I got to see the birthplace of the buffalo wing.

2/28/2007, 09:29 AM
See if I bet on you again. :mad:


Sorry you didn't make it further.

2/28/2007, 09:57 AM

i don't want this vMoney. :( :(

2/28/2007, 10:29 AM
This is one of those fun bets where everyone loses. YEE HAWWWWWW!!!!!!
Sorry, GHP. I'll gladly bet on you again.

2/28/2007, 11:09 AM
damn you Buffalo!

now we're stuck with GHP

2/28/2007, 01:50 PM
Hooray! GHP at tailgates!

Stupid Buffalo. GHP > Juilliard pansies.

2/28/2007, 02:14 PM

i don't want this vMoney. :( :(
Now there's no point in making your bet anonymous. Someone else won on that bet too (not me).

2/28/2007, 02:22 PM

3/1/2007, 12:40 AM
Damn the only bet I didn't make was that one. Waitta hedge my bets!