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Offline Strommy77

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Taping Question
« on: June 18, 2012, 12:24:01 PM »
So, I am planning on going to some tapings the first week of August. When I went to the website to get tickets, they tell you not to go to both tapings in the same day. A few years back I remember reading that they were having a hard time filling audiences in the studio. Are they no longer having trouble filling seats? Also, if I am going to a 12:30 taping, what time is the best to start "camping out?" I appreciate helpful answers. I haven't been to a taping in 13 years and obviously a lot has changed.

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Re: Taping Question
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 12:40:19 PM »
You can probably be in the first 50 if you get in line at 9:30-10am, although again, when you get into the studio hardly matters for seating now.
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Re: Taping Question
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 07:09:05 PM »
I haven't been to a taping in 13 years and obviously a lot has changed.
Indeed it has. Following from Wayoshi's comments, seating is now done by On-Camera Audiences (OCA) and they appear to operate on the "pretty people" system: namely, if you are pretty/handsome, you get the front rows in the center.

From what I have read, when you go there you will have your picture taken in front of a greenscreen wall...thing, showing either the Big Wheel or Plinko with "$50,000" on the scoreboard.

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While I have not had the opportunity to attend a taping of the show, I have read quite a bit and shared some basic pointers in two posts here.
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Re: Taping Question
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 07:30:54 PM »
Thank you for the advice so far. How strict are they on the 1 show per day rule?

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Re: Taping Question
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 04:08:40 PM »
And whatever you do, do not mention this site or that you are a part of it during your brief time with Stan -- used to be, you would be welcomed; today, however, you will have zero chance of being selected (someone else could explain this better than I).

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Couldn't tell you what it's like today, since I haven't been since OCA took over, but the last time I attended (during Drew's first year), I was able to get into two tapings 2 of the 3 days I attended.
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