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Locals get their chance to decide if the ‘Price is Right’

By Maura Wery

What do a famous game show host, a man wearing purple pants, a Texas A&M booster and a room full of diehard TV fans have in common?

They were all in attendance Sunday night for “The Price is Right Live.”

The stage show has been touring the country for 10 years, bringing a little bit of the hit game show “The Price is Right” to a live crowd.

Sunday’s performance at McCain Auditorium mimicked the hit game show, right down to its iconic catch phrase “Come on down!”

The crowd at McCain represented the young, old and in between taking their shot at winning prizes like slot machines, poker sets and even some glamour items – a trip to Hollywood and a brand new car.

Several contestants who got to hear the famous phrase and were given a shot at winning.

Julie Roberts was one of them.

She said she grew up watching the show and dreamed of one day being a contestant. When the date in Manhattan was announced, Julie’s mother Christine Goff surprised her with tickets.

The shock grew dramatically when Julie was called to come and bid on an item.

“I was so excited, I couldn’t believe it,” Roberts said.

Unfortunately, Julie struck out at that stage — but she called participating in such a famous show “an amazing experience.”

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