So here’s a treat, a six-and-a-half minute video Jackie’s mother made in 2010. It’s of Jackie’s audition at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home stadium.
Enjoy it while you can. These things come and go, so it won’t be on YouTube forever.
[Ed's note, 1 Feb 2013] already the video has been removed! I expected it to be pulled, but so soon? Evidently the video came from Lisa. Does Lisa object to it being on YouTube? If so, why release these home videos in the first place? My guess is, and it is purely a guess, Lisa posts the videos for our enjoyment, but she doesn’t want them to stay up for long because she’s fearful someone might use them commercially or remix them inappropriately.]
Our favorite part is of Jackie running ahead of her mother as they try to find the entrance to the administration office.
Jackie: Banana. Yah!
Lisa: Are you excited, huh, huh?
Jackie: Super excited?
Lisa: Are you excited?
Lisa: OK let’s go. We’re trying to find the building.
Jackie: Open the door, see if it works, and I’ll press it.
Lisa: Pittsburgh Pirates administration. Super fantastic. Now I’ll have to talk on and on about how great you were.
Lisa: Now we’re walking down. I don’t know where they’re taking us. Oh there she is.
[Jackie off-screen, skips on ahead of Lisa, now walks backwards, claps hands]
Jackie: Here we go! [turns around, skips down the stairs]
Lisa: … she had to go in a different way. Here we go. I think we’re going to go down the steps to the stadium.
[Jackie on the stair landing looks back, points ahead]
Man: Where’d you, where’d you all come from today?
Lisa: North Pittsburgh.
Man: Oh, north of Pittsburgh.
Man: Ah, [illegible]
Lisa: Oh? You had a long drive.
Man: Little bit.
Woman: [off-screen] Hi … nice to meet you.
Lisa: Guess we’re close. … OK, now we’re in a, one of the dugouts. We can see the view of the city, right there from the seats. And where is it that they throw the little ball thing doohickey from? I don’t know. Oh. There it is. So, I guess this is the great stadium they talk about. And we were just [swings camera around to Jackie] hey there’s her. She looks smaller. Talk to you later kids.
Woman: [hands Jackie a microphone] Why don’t you say what your name is [illegible].
Jackie: OK. [giggles]
Woman: [illegible, seems to direct Jackie to hold microphone close to her mouth] Whenever you’re ready.
Oh say can you see ….
God bless America ….