Nestled among the bed-bug-infested couches for sale and the raunchy casual-encounter offers on Craigslist on Friday was a short, easy-to-miss job listing.
Kanye West is hiring audience members for the New York City release party for his album Waves.
The ad calls for 1,200 paid extras to attend the Feb. 11 release of Waves (previously titled Swish), which includes the fashion show for his latest line Yeezy Season 3, at Madison Square Garden. For the privilege of hearing the new album before the rest of the world, those chosen to participate will be paid $72 cash, plus another $130 for attending two rehearsals.
Free meals, makeup, and wardrobe are also included. The way the production company describes it, the eight-hour concert shift doesn’t sound so bad: “[Extras] will stand comfortably throughout the set and receive direction on their performance gestures.”
Tickets for the show were sold out within 10 minutes. West tweeted about the ticket stampede on Thursday, adding that he may have a few special tickets on reserve.