Brodie – PRESHOW RITUALS Brodie – PRESHOW RITUALS
In this Preshow Rituals segment, the electro pop artist, Brodie, reveals what she does before taking the stage Brodie – PRESHOW RITUALS

In this Preshow Rituals segment, the electro pop artist, Brodie, reveals what she does before taking the stage. You can check out the rituals, after the break.

On the day of a show, I love to sleep in to give my body as much rest as I can. I’ll eat a big healthy breakfast (assuming the show is in the evening), and try to keep talking to a minimum if possible to preserve my voice. I’m a bit of an introvert off-stage, so I tend to seek out alone time, however minimal that may be. Even on a big tour with the band with interviews and things ahead of the show, I try to take a moment to myself if at all possible, even if that means hiding in a bathroom.

 

I tend to have a rotation of favorite performance looks, but if I don’t have something picked out yet, I’ll play with ideas and try things on. The rest of the day, I’ll usually keep it really comfy and low maintenance before I get all dolled up for the show. It’s fun to transform yourself into someone new for the stage; it feels ceremonial, like stepping into a uniform or a costume. While I do my hair and makeup and go over the show in my head, I like to do vocal warm-ups and go over the show in my head. There’s something calming in that routine. I’ll try to eat something light a good several hours before I have to go on stage because I never eat right before a show.

 

Backstage, I avoid drinking any alcohol except hot tea with honey and water. Occasionally, I’ll suck on a cough drop if I’ve been talking a lot that day. The band usually knows to leave me to myself for the most part, but when it’s time to go on stage, we love to huddle and share a moment together before we’re swept up in the adrenaline of the show. I still get butterflies before I perform, but all of that washes away when I step onstage into the lights, the music starts, and I’m swept away in the energy of the show.

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Joshua Weidling Owner/Founder

I'm the owner & founder of Digital Tour Bus. I started the company in my dorm room during my freshman year of college. I have a degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside of music and going to concerts, I'm a big fan of stand-up comedy, playing board games, trying the most amazing unhealthy food, and watching really mediocre comedy tv shows.