This picture shows the line for Price Is Right live one minute after the official registration had begun. The line started at the entrance of the Alberta Bair and literally wrapped half way around the block. When I saw this, I had some instant realizations.

First, there was no way I was getting in that line. Even though it's true that I've wanted to play those pricing games since age 6, I'm not willing to wait hours in a line with no guarantee of being part of the show.

My second thought was "I wonder when they're going to cut this off?" Can you imagine being that next person in line when they take their last potential contestant? You've spent somewhere around 90 minutes in line and then the lady at the fold up table says, "Sorry, that was our last spot." I seriously doubt those at the end of the line actually got signed up.

And finally I noticed something else. Something that had never occurred to me; groupies. Based on some of the custom printed T's that I saw, I think some of the folks in the line were not from Billings, but actually people who follow this show around from city to city.

Long story short, I didn't get to go. I'm hoping to get some feedback on what kind of prizes they gave away and if we had some local winners. If some people from our area won lots of cars and/or cash, maybe I'll stand in line next time.

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