I posted awhile back about buying tickets for the price is right. We went last weekend and I had an absolute blast.
There were a few differences between the Price is Right Live and the actual show. For starters, Drew Carey nor Bob Barker were present. How could they be though? Bob is retired and Drew has to stay in LA to film the real deal. We had some celebrity game show host no doubt though.
Second, it wasn't televised.
Third, the prizes weren't quite as nice as the actual show's prizes, but nonetheless they were free prizes they were giving away. They did even have a car as a prize.
Fourth, they didn't quite play it the same way. For instance, you only got one shot at winning the item for bid and then a new set of four contestants were called down. Also, they only had one contestant to be called down for the showdown.
However, they did have the same games and I had a wonderful time yelling, jumping up and down, and sitting on the edge of my seat desperately awaiting my name to be called.
We waiting forty five minutes out in the cold to register to be a contestant and get a cool Price is Right name tag. After that, all ten of us had dinner at Kabuto's, a Japenese Steakhouse in Greensboro, then headed back for the show. None of us ended up getting called down to be a contestant, but I had a fabulous time nonetheless and it's a memory I'll never forget. I've always wanted to go to the Price Is Right since I was a little kid, and now I can cross this item off my bucket list.
Totally worth the wait!