In what we originally thought was a joke, Metro sent a press release entitled "Metro holds talent auditions." Though we hoped auditions would be for their often abysmal social media presence, their repair schedule, or frequently surly operators, those hopes were dashed. Instead, Metro is seeking performers:
"MetroPerforms! invites local performers of all genres - singers, dancers, musicians, poets and more - to showcase their talents at select Metrorail station entrances. In addition, for the first time, artists selected for MetroPerforms! will be invited to perform at the Music on the Mall program, developed by Metro in cooperation with the National Park Service and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton."Auditions will be next Tuesday, July 17th from 5-7p at Metro headquarters here in Penn Quarter - 600 5th Street NW on a first-come first-serve basis, so get there early.
Riders, you'll see the winners from July to September at Metro stations all over the region.