In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the singer-songwriter, Tory Ruperto, talks about some of her crazy moments from touring. You can check out the feature, after the break.
You can practice all you want but there are some things that practice won’t prepare you for. Like this one time on tour: It was the end of the night and we were playing the very last song of our set. The lights were dimmed, the audience was cheering, and everyone in the band was smiling. Maybe there was a wink tossed between the bass player and drummer while the rest of us took turns nodding at each other. We had absolutely crushed the set. We were seconds away from ending, when all of a sudden, another voice began to sing.
Smiling faces turned into wide-eyed expressions. We were completely thrown off but we knew better than to panic. Singing a completely new song with a deep theatrical voice the mysterious singer started leading the band. In slow motion, the crowd of people began to part like a sea. There in the back of the room flashed our phantom of the opera. Just some teenager singing his heart out, it was hectic.
One, where did he get that microphone? Two, how long was he planning this? Three, where was his white mask?? We instinctively began to follow him by building the music. At this point, the whole room is singing and then with an explosive crash out we ended the night. Quickly we shouted, “AND GOODNIGHT Everybody!!” Still, to this day I laugh about it, and every now and then I wonder if he ever pursued theater.