I was slightly enthused all week for today to come. Why? Because I was going to be done with my midterms AND the actors of the television show, Suits, was coming to our campus and we get to watch the premiere of season 4. To my disappointment though, the line just to attend this event was much longer than I expected. On top of that, winter weather decided to join us here and the rain made this a bigger and much crazier commotion. I gave up on trying to see them since I came too late to join my friend in line, and missed my opportunity to get a wristband to secure my spot. I made this decision quite easily at the moment, simply because I felt it was just not worth the wait especially with the rain pouring down on my already soaked jacket. It wasn’t worth is because at these events, yes I get to see the stars and take their pictures. However, I never really get to meet them or anything. I just get to be the audience, a live audience. Not much different from the comfort of my apartment or home, I felt that spending my time waiting for this moment does not make up for my suffering and loss of doing something more worthwhile.
This makes me wonder what’s so attractive and popular about all these events with celebrities. What is drawing the crowd in? What makes these people so worth it that other people are willing to wait and do some crazy things for them? Maybe it’s because after seeing them from a screen for so long, it’s so intriguing to be able to see them in real life. Our expectations are a bit too high though, because we are still a viewer and an audience. Unless we step it up and build a connection, that person in the screen is just as far away as they are when they are in the screen.