Uproar 2012 was the first festival I had ever covered and was full of exciting things. I'm not going to tell them all in one day, so stay tuned. This one actually involved Deuce of 9Lives/ formerly of Hollywood Undead.
An interview had been scheduled, but for some reason, I had been given the wrong press contact for him and was kind of left hanging briefly. The reason for this was because right when I was told our interview was supposed to happen, he was doing a meet and greet where half of the festival chose to get in line.
I'm not one to just give up and go, "Oh well!" So I decided I was just going to take matters into my own hands. I didn't want to cut the line and piss off a couple thousand fans, so I bypass Deuce and went straight up to his back up rapper, B-Lay (Bryan). He had no line, and was just relaxing, waiting for someone to come up anyways, so it was perfect.
Now, honestly, with his build, chances are, someone would have been scared of him. I'm not scared by people easily, so he didn't phase me one bit. I walked up and tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around, saw me and leaned down so he could hear me. We exchanged our hellos and then I said, "I actually had a question." He nodded and answers with, "Okay, what's up?" I think he assumed I wanted a picture or something, since my camera was out.
I just looked right at him and asked, "Where's your manager?"
He all the sudden straightened right up, and Deuce apparently heard it too because they both exchanged a look that asked, "What did we do? Are we in trouble?"
I saw the look and just looked at Deuce and said, "I have an interview with you, that's all."
They both seemed very relieved and pointed me into the right direction. The manager and I exchanged numbers and getting to the interview was so easy and honestly to this day, that's still one of my favorite interviews. I actually went into that interview slightly nervous because I had heard so much bad about him. We actually got along so well, and the interview turned into more of a conversation where he was asking me questions even. It was a lot of fun, and its so hard to believe that it was almost exactly three years ago. If you want to watch that interview, I put it just below. I honestly would love to interview Deuce again, and he did say he would love to do a second interview. Problem is, he hasn't been back to Florida since then (not that I've seen anyways), so it hasn't happened yet.
Like I said, Uproar 2012 was extremely eventful, not only did I have 3 interviews that day, but I also went on my first real tour bus that day, and got a little personal with a couple people. I will be telling those stories later this week, so stay tuned.
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