“So this is what it’s like to be backstage,” Josh of Kinetix says. “Wookie Foot has their own trailer back here. They all do.”
The awe of a young band. Still playing the smaller stage at a smaller festival. Camping out. Acting like fans. Looking forward to Medeski and Lotus. Adam thought George Clinton was gonna die last night. We all did.
Zack: Last year you had fans crawling through the window, packing the room. How are you going to replicate that success?
Eric: Make sure everyone coming in with a smile, leaves with one.
Josh: threaten people who don’t come.
Zack: Tell me about the frisbee’s you guys gave out with your name and info on them.
Eric: Usually we hand out live sampler CD’s. This time we gave out 300 Frisbees. It promotes physical fitness.
Jordan: When you throw these out, you open up dialogue with people. They see the Frisbee, be like oh hell yeah.
Andy: Are you guys 1oklF veterans at this point?
Jordan: We will be when they let us play at big stage. No, this is our favorite festival b/c they respect us. We remember the strage crew, feels like home.
Zack: What covers you got for us tonight? Adam: We’re gonna “bust out some Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of.”
Eric: we like songs people can sing or scream along to.
Andy: Do you like playing festivals more than regular gigs?
Jordan- It’s a great opportunity to get to new ears.
Adam: Everyone’s on a trip.
Andy: You included?
Adam: Not today.
Zack: How do you feel the afternoon before a show? Nervous? Sad you can’t be messed up?
Jordan- Every show I see makes me want to grab my own guitar.
Josh: I’m ready to rock. I want to rock now. All day and night. Ill be feeling real good right before we play.
Adam: happy to play any fucking stage at this festival.
Josh: on a technical note, they got a new, much better PA.
Plans for after summer tour:
Jordan: some short two and three week tours throughout fall. When on road, hard to get good rehearsing down.
Andy: Any plans on when a new album would be ready?
Josh: 14-15 months down the road. Maybe. Ambitious.
Jordan: we felt rushed for our first two. Want to make sure we’re ready for the next one.
Adam: Last night I kept running into Mario. But he didn’t have a moustache. He was really skinny. He was freeballing. Actually, I don’t know if he was free balling.
Pictured from top to bottom: Eric Blumenfeld, Adam Lufkin, Josh Fairman, Jordan Linit and Jack Gargan.