Years ago, buses full of hopefuls arrived in Hollywood every day. The most beautiful young people of America carrying but a ratty suitcase, an “act” or a “talent,” and The Dream — making it “in the movies.” These days, the movies ain't what they used to be, but the hopefuls keep coming to events like this open auditions call put out by Insomniac, the unstoppable creators of mega dance festival Electric Daisy Carnival. The auditions were held last Tuesday and Wednesday at Create Nightclub, in the very heart of Hollywood, right next door to the Museum of Death. The tryouts were also being filmed for Insomniac's new YouTube show “#EDCAuditions,” a sort of “America's Got Talent” for go-go dancers in tiny bikinis, contortionists, clowns, magicians, stilters, guys who blow up enormous balloons and then get inside them, and a man in an old-timey explorer outfit who can chug-a-lug a whole gallon of milk and vomit it into a bucket while his friend tries to juggle a bowling bowl and a giddy redhead in a skintight dress jumps about.
All photos by Gustavo Turner.