In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the electro pop artist, Laura Hyde, shares one of her stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
I’d say BOO SEEKA’s Millennium Drive tour was the one with quite a few stories. I was up supporting the East Coast shows on the run.
After the Brisbane show at Woolly Mammoth, we kicked on across the road to Ric’s, an outdoor yard aesthetic with BBQs, fake grass, and clotheslines. Everyone in our group were too close to getting kicked out for too many reasons, but once we were bored of dancing on the seats, Mikey from BOO SEEKA started taking all the clothes off the clothesline and said to put on as much as I could. He didn’t get very far before being stopped by security but it was enough time for us to collect an 80’s bedazzled jacket and men’s high-rise shorts over my clothes. A classic look and continued to dance on the furniture. The walk back to accommodation felt a little strange still wearing the get up over my clothes, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
We had two shows left on the tour. I was still very new to touring at this time so I had a solid chat with my mate Aaron, frontman of band Gold Member, with his extensive touring experience, he advised us to only eat home-cooked meals to maintain sustainable energy for the drive and the show afterward. Taking that on board, I cooked up a storm the day before, carefully packaged a meal for each band member in the car and I brought it to my Sydney show and took it back to our accommodation there to be ready for our 7am departure. While bringing the luggage and lunch to the car to pack in, I clearly had made the tragic mistake of putting the bag of lunches on the roof of the car while getting in. Once we were all packed, we were off! Just as we started driving, the majority of us still half-asleep, we hear a slide and crash. Unsure for about 5 secs as to what it was, Jordi with his eyes still closed said “That’s definitely gotta be a pasta falling off the roof of the car”. We looked behind us and it looked like a total crime scene on the road. Like the most gory roadkill, you could imagine on the busiest road in Wooloomooloo.
After the first Melbourne show we went out to celebrate and the BOO SEEKA boys arranged for us all to meet at Ya Ya’s for the show’s afterparty where they would be DJ-ing, once we got there, we saw a DJ already playing and we were told basically that all we needed to do was occasionally suggest a song while the DJ runs the shop. We got bored pretty quickly and it was then when we decided to jump on the stage and instruct dance moves for the crowd.