hi guys! I am back from tour with Jools Holland and depressed as ever! No I'm kidding, but in short those were the days of our lives. Let me just show you before and after pics so you catch my drift.
The night I arrived.. and then a dark moment for me after the last gig. This is what make up looks like after you weep, everyone.
Here is basically a daily synopsis of a day on the road. And I loved every minute of it.
1. Tom, my *intern, would drive us to each city in the UK. During this period there would be several fights because although i was in charge of navigation, I also put myself in charge of taking pictures of all the sheep & other animals on the hills. I also put myself in charge of reciting every word to Macklemore songs for Tom. Then i'd be SUPER casual about missing some big directions, and then get mad at Tom for being annoyed.
omg look at this. what was really heartbreaking, was the man chasing them, trying to get them back home to their hill. How can people get over animals? They are simply the best.
2. Check-in to hotel where the first thing I do is find the room service menu. What's available for 24 hours? Then spend a lot of time picking things out and loving life. Money or not, i will ALWAYS spend on room service, and I am not (that) ashamed about it.
3. Pre-show trauma. (this tends to vary.) Sometimes i like to incorporate mirrors, hip hop, and or barking things like "THIS IS WHAT I DO." or chanting little mantras like "I FUCKING QUIT".
4. Sound check- one of my favorite times of the night. A time I get the stage to myself, and find ways to get Jools's crew to tell me how good I am, and give them all sorts of weird nervous hugs. It's the best.
5. My Show- HAPPINESS. JOY. HIGH
6. Jool's Show - same as above
7. Post Show depresh - see below
8. Go Back to Hotel to Order Room Service. Most of the time, the only 24 hour room service options are sandwiches. I think this was my 58th sandwich in a 2 week period. Please keep in mind that this picture can also be tagged in my post show depression category. Don't ask about my hair, I have no idea what is going on there and I am as horrified as you.
I loved every moment. I was and am still so grateful for getting the opportunity to perform for kind, listening, and loving people- and for the graciousness of Jools and his band and crew.
And for Tom who has the patience of a--- I don't even know.
"And we danced, and we cried and we laughed and had a really really really good time" - MACKLEMORE
PS isn't this Britney title expecially gross and honest? it BARELY beat out
"The More I Come To Understand The Touch of My Sandwich"