An excerpt from an email from Chris. Names and places have been removed b/c "Loose lips sink ships".
I got email that _______ didn’t even send the tapes to the Nashville star thing. That sucks, but it doesn’t surprise me coming from ________. We are welcome to go to the open tryout, and the immediate chain of command is cool with it. But the problem is that I don’t think I’ll win the whole competition and I don’t want to pay for lodging and a plane ticket from _______________ for me to lose. C’est la vie, but at least I know that I wasn’t rejected. It makes me feel better.