Are y’all really serious about this talent show? Why yes, yes we are.
Poet and Actress, Maya Angelou, once said, “I believe that every person is born with talent.” So do we!
You, our wedding guests, are among some of the most gifted and talented people we know and we can’t wait to have you perform at our reception. However, you have not been invited simply as a means of entertainment for the Bride and Groom. In fact, we would not ask you to do anything we wouldn’t do ourselves, so the talent portion of the evening will also feature performances by both the Bride and Groom.
So blow the dust off that accordion and put some new laces in your tap shoes. We are having ourselves a show! Any kind of talent that is suitable for all ages will work. Looking for a captive audience for your magic act? Wondering if you missed your calling as a Stand-up Comedian? Is your secret ambition to be on American Idol? This is your golden opportunity. You will have approximately 3-5 minutes for your act. A microphone and an ancient boom box (that plays both CDs and cassettes*) will be available. If you have other requirements (I do have a Karaoke machine that I’ll be happy to bring) please speak to the Bride as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate them. Costumes, musical instruments, and props are welcome but not provided except by special advance arrangement with the Bride.
No one will be required to participate, but everyone is encouraged. There is no age requirement or limit. If you already know that you would like to be part of this historic and never to be repeated (at least in this exact form) extravaganza, go ahead and contact either Brian or Candi and let us know. If you need to practice or just want to think about it for a while, you will have an opportunity to sign up for a slot that night.
There will NOT be a gong. There are no prizes except our gratitude and admiration. And please Please PLEASE, no wagering!
*Children, in ancient times audio was often recorded on tape. This tape was magnetic and not sticky and although it began rolled on spools called reels which later evolved into an “8-track” that was encased in a large plastic box, eventually an easy to play form with the tape encased in a small plastic box was invented. You could play these small boxes– “cassettes,” in the parlance of the time– on a “boombox,” or even a “Walkman.” Although these cassette-playing machines are confusing, never fear; we can guide you through the basics of their operation.