We have made it to the 4th anniversary of Immortal Music! Ironically, the story I'm about to tell you happened just a little over three years ago. As I've been saying, this one happened at Uproar 2012, which was extremely eventful and my first festival ever. This was just before my last interview of the day. Staind was on stage, and I got escorted back to a tour bus by the tour manager for Redlight King. Security didn't want to let me leave, and the phone numbers I had proved to be useless at that moment. Then I saw a guy walking past in a Redlight King hat, with a walkie talkie on his hip and frankly, he just looked...official. I decided he probably would be able to help me, so I went ovr and introduced myself. I explained what was going on, and he said he could probably help.
He proceeded to call Candlelight Red's tour manager, who confirmed that yes I was supposed to have an interview soon, and he was in fact walking to the bus with someone else who had an interview. This guy, who's name I sadly do not recall, said he would walk with me to the bus, but first we had to make a pit stop to help break down the merch tent. Of course, I said that was fine, and I would help. So we did that, and finally caught up with Candlelight Red's person.
We get on the bus and the other people went straight to the back of the bus for the interview. I hung out up front with their manager and merch person. Now this was my first time being on a tour bus, so I was kind of interested. I don't remember half of what we were talking about, except learning that their manager was from my home area, and their merch person (who I had been talking to on and off all day) is a big fan of Asking Alexandria. That's all I remember conversation wise, until what I thought was a closet opened up. Here's where it got interesting.
The 'closet' opened up, and out stepped Brian Dugan, the drummer for Candlelight Red. I couldn't help myself and instantly exclaimed, "Oh that's a bathroom! I thought that was a closet." They all kind of chuckled, and I just apologized and said I had never been on a tour bus before. We ended up talking about how bus showers work and the process you have to go through just to keep the water there.
While we were talking, he started making himself something to eat, and yelled into the bunk area that someone could have the shower. Someone answered, and jumped out of his bunk. I didn't see him, and I guess he didn't see me, until he walked out from behind Brian. This man, jumped about a foot in the air, and tried to cover himself because he was just in his underwear.
I remember him instantly going, "I'm sorry! I didn't know anyone was on the bus."
Trying to make him feel better, I said, "Its okay, I see my dad in his underwear all the time." I don't remember his response, but I do remember he stayed half hidden behind Brian and chatted with all of us until I went back for my interview. That was when he escaped to the shower.
This probably sounds like nothing, but let me give you a little more detail. He didn't look familiar to me, but the next day, I had an inkling of who it may have been. My mom had asked me to tell Redlight King that she was very impressed with them if I happened to see them, but I didn't get to see their set or anything. As it turns out, while that was the case, I did speak to one member of Redlight King. The guy I met in his underwear was Kaz, from Redlight King.
To this day, this is still one of my mom's favorite stories because she thinks I probably embarrassed him. She always says by saying that I compared him to my dad, and nobody wants to hear that. That wasn't my intention, just at the time, my dad was the only person I had really ever seen in his understand! But none the less, it was a hilarious memory and honestly one of the funniest things I've ever had happen to me.
I think that just ended the series! Thank you so much for being here, and all your support! I have another series in mind, but that's going to take some planning and everything, so it might be a little bit before its posted! I have plenty in the works, so...here's to 4 years of Immortal Music and many more!
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