In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the pop rock band, LVVRS, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
Summer 2018, we were shooting our very first music video for “Over You”. We traveled over to Pensacola, FL for this one because we wanted a beach-themed summertime love video.
One problem – it was just the three of us in the band and our videographer over there, and we needed a model. When I tell you the stars aligned for us on this trip, it is no joke. Within five minutes of arrival, we found our model. She just happened to be a Russian fashion model doing a photoshoot in our hotel. And then she agreed to be in our video, and barely spoke English.
It was just a crazy trip all around. The whole shoot, we were basically in winter clothes in 100-degree weather. And we’d carry all the video equipment across the entire beach because we couldn’t get a vehicle out there. I had to practice spinning in the sand about 1,000 times to achieve that seamless spin move you see before the last chorus. The treatment required a lot of night shots. So over the three days of shooting, we’d all be on the beach ‘til 2 in the morning, get an hour or two of sleep back at the hotel, then be up again for sunrise shots. Brenon even got his truck stuck in the sand; someone had to pull him out.
Zac, who was in the band at the time, wiped his butt in a porta-potty with his own sandy sock because there was no paper. He must have had a problem with his feet out there because he also lost a pair of shoes on the same trip. And despite the video taking up all our time and hardly getting any sleep, he was somehow able to balance that with meeting up with tinder matches. It was very impressive. Don’t get me wrong, though, he was extremely helpful. I have this wonderful memory of Zac in his underwear “with the sharks” on the beach at 2am holding lights to cast the scene.
On the last day of the shoot, Brenon and Alex stayed up all night to get the drone shots in the early morning that you see at the beginning of the video. And Brenon was so upset about having to re-download the entire drone software as the sun was coming up using an Office Depot’s WiFi in the parking lot.
It was just a whole lot of fun and a whole lot of stress. But looking back, it really was one of the best trips so far. It’s really amazing, the places that music will bring you.