3 people (1 bald, bespeckled guy in a maroon t-shirt; 1 petite, slim African-American woman in a full Nazri-like do, wearing black-and-white striped capri pants and carrying a Mood Fabrics tote; and 1 blond twink who just HAD to be this guy
) walked from Parsons to the Atlas Apartments. I nonchalantly followed close behind, alternately playing with my MP3 player and my cellphone, trying to appear too-busy-to-care who they were.
Apparently there had been a judging/elimination tonight. They have been taping for a few weeks already, so they have to be pretty deep into the season, so it is particularly spoilerish that I spotted these 3 people.
The woman did most of the talking, and Blayne peppered her banter with a lot of supportive mmm-hmming and almost interview-like questions. (There were no cameras present) The bald man (who kind of looks like a non-scary Charlie/Shear Genius) said nothing. The woman was a little upset, because apparently she was in the bottom 2 tonight for the first time all season.
She also talked about another girl (I want to say Mandi but the name was more unique/exotic than that) who the judges apparently had previously told to get herself in gear -- I think she was the one who was auf'd tonight, or already had been, because Blayne-guy asked the woman "Do you miss her?" Other than that, I only heard certain identifying buzzwords in the white noise, such as "finale."
I followed them (even walked past them at one point, clever mongoose that I am) until they entered the Atlas building, and then headed back toward the Subway.