How-To Build a deck? How-To Dress on a first date?
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Let’s dive deep into it. If you wanna know how you’re actually supposed to build a hospitality rider, or you’ve been out on tour for 18 months and need help figuring out how you’re gonna beat the post-tour blues, You’re in the right spot
We’ve tackled a lot of topics here at Backstage Culture. Some dicey, some… not so much. We’ve talked about quitting gigs the right way, talked about how to tell an artist that they need to improve, and even how to pack for tour. But this is the number 1 requested
We’ve all been there. The first day on a new crew feels like the first day of school. It’s generally a little chaotic, exciting, and nerve-racking. The one difference is that you often have to live on a bus with a whole new bunch of strangers. And while these people
Alright everybody, no more messing around. We’re in it, to win it. WE AIN’T HERE FOR THE FUN OF IT. Well… Some of us are but we can’t forget the number one rule… It’s the entertainment BUSINESS. Now that the world is opened back up and all of the crew
Unfortunately, a lot of us have been there at some point in our careers. The artist you’re working for is a great hang, pays well, and takes care of everyone, but… They’re awful. Although you’re grateful to have work and genuinely care about the well-being of the artist, someone needs
We’ve all been there.. When deeply involved with a toxic camp, you’re forced to be around people you’d never associate with unless you are being paid to. But the thing with a normal job is, that you can go home at night and cleanse your soul before heading into the
Let’s face it, something as basic as a display of food and drinks on a table in the dressing room is one of the most important components of any gig. In this article, we’re going to go through a bunch of steps on how to properly make and utilize a
We need to spend some time talking about our bunks. It’s our bed, our sanctuary, and most importantly the one spot that we can temporarily call our own. This brings us to the question, how do we make our bunk feel more like home? Before we look at what a
Whether you like it or not, the post-tour blues are extremely real. The highs of the lifestyle are very high and the lows feel like absolute rock bottom. When you come home, it hits you like a ton of bricks. I read an article a long time ago about an
A beginners guide: 5 ways to get started in the live touring industry So you wanna be a road dog? You wanna run on no sleep for weeks on end, eat poorly, be stressed out, overworked, underpaid, the whole deal? Yea, me too. Like I’ve mentioned before, this is the
On the previous article on How to Get into Touring, I mentioned Input Lists and Stage Plots, their importance, and how to make them. For those of you that already know what they are, bare with me for a minute. Input Lists An Input List is exactly what it sounds