The Gig Part 2. How to lose weight on tour
March 22, 2012. No comments.
This is easy. (Unless you are touring with a world famous band like, say, Snow Patrol, who have the most amazing catering team and tour buses full of yummy fattening treats….)
Otherwise it goes more like this:
You were stuck in traffic so you didn’t have time to stop for lunch, you have arrived at the venue, done the soundcheck, written the set list (which meant you missed dinner – see The Gig Part 1), got changed, fiddled with your hair, and are now ready to go on stage.
Perform your first set.
Rush to merch table and look busy. Rush to the loo. Grab a drink. Rush back on stage.
Perform your second set.
Rush to merch table and look busy.
Accost people to sign up for your newsletter.
Wonder why all your Sharpie’s keep disappearing as you sign CD’s.
Smile. A lot.
Count the money
Because the bar is shut.
Unplug. Coil leads. Pack up. Carry stuff.
Go off in search of food
Finish dressing room sandwich
a)Party nonsensically all night
c) Walk around the B&B that you just locked yourself out of, before resorting to ringing the bell until the scary-looking woman comes down in her dressing gown and scowls at you so fiercely that you are too afraid to go for breakfast in the morning.
So that’s about 3 meals you’ve missed now.
Who needs to diet?