I was forewarned about what to expect, and had once tried out for Jeopardy years ago, so I had a rough idea of how things would work. The Rosemont Theatre was filled with hopefuls, and all the applications were drawn at random to see who would come up on stage to play a quick game. They would call five people up at a time and then once a puzzle was solved, another five people were brought up. They won exciting prizes like a Wheel of Fortune hat, fanny pack, or duffel bag. Once someone even won a light-up pen!
You really wanted your name to be called so that they could see your likeable personality and hopefully they'd choose you to be a contestant for the real show. But, if you didn't get to go on stage, they promised to still choose from all the applications. So there is hope for this Mommy Blogger from Indiana.
That's what I'm banking on, since my name wasn't called. The Wheel will be taping in Chicago next March and I really hope I get to be a part of it! I still had fun, and am happy that I made the effort. I'll just have to get my fanny pack elsewhere.