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In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the death metal, UNDUSTED, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
Years ago we were on the short tour over our native country, Latvia. The first show was in the small club with the extremely small stage, tiny backstage and the club full of “hungry” crowd.
At the very beginning of the show, just after the first track, our drummer complained about the sliding away kick drum. And he asked the singer to hold the kick drum with the foot while performing! All the remaining part of the show the vocalist was stuck in one position focused on singing and holding the kick drum with the foot to save the show.
At the next show, the stage was open air and situated on the hill. It was raining all day long that day. The area in front of the stage turned into a muddy mess. There was no backstage there and we were obliged to change clothes in our minibus, which was located at some distance away in front of the stage.
When the time came to our performance, we headed to the stage, and the only way to get there was passing that muddy mess in front of it. Everybody passed but our singer. His shoe got stuck in that muddy mess and his foot wearing the white sock was drowned in that mess. Luckily he managed to get the shoe back, all dirty and full of mud. Luckily there was a rag in the vicinity of the stage and he cleaned off that outside dirt but inside the shoe remained full of mud. In such a cozy feeling he performed the full set.
One more story happened just before our show in Belarus. The hotel where we stayed was a distance away from the club. When it was time to get on stage for the soundcheck, our guitar player discovered that he has no key from his guitar case to open it and get the guitar out. The key was left in the hotel room. We started the soundcheck with one guitar, while the other guitar man went for the key by taxi. The taxi driver was super fast and delivered our second guitar player just in time.
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.