Jasmine's Place Issue No. 19 - September/October 2017 - Page 66

WISDOM Then, I did something I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing since that night of the Season Five American Idol concert. I left. Tatum and Jamie Foxx were going to arrive on the red carpet within the hour. My old celebrity chasing habits returning, I instinctively walked toward the carpet and the cameras. My feet took me to the edge of the decked out runway, behind the metal bars of which I was very familiar. It was after work, I hadn’t eaten dinner and had already been walking through Georgetown for quite some time before I stumbled upon the movie posters. Still, empty stomach and all, I stood and waited. After about half an hour, I really started to feel the fatigue. My hunger wasn’t playing around. But, I thought, I’ve seen lots of famous people in person before, but never a movie star. That reasoning kept me there for another half hour. Then, I did something I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing since that night of the Season Five American Idol concert. I left. Was it really worth it to stand there and starve just to get some ink or a Continued from page 39 66 JASMINE'S PLACE