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Ja aloitetaan sitten se luvattu henkilökunnan esittely laitteistoineen.
Ensimmäisenä listallani on amerikkalainen kiertuemanagerimme Roger Smith. Aioin kääntää tämän suomeksi, mutta muutamien ajatuksien suomentaminen ei oikein onnistunut, niin päätin, että jokainen saa tehdä käännöksensä itse.
1: Name, nationality
Roger Smith, American – Born in Chicago, moved to Houston, Texas when I was 8 years old.
2: What you are doing with the band ?
Tour mgr & Go for – ice, beer , towels , stage waters all sorts.. hahahaha
3: What & when was your first show (not with NW ) ?
My 1st real touring show was back in 1997 with a band called “ Oppressor “ opening up for Cannibal Corpse “
3: When you joined the crew ?
I joined the NW crew in 2012
4: What other bands or tours have you done ?
I started out doing death metal bands..
Oppressor – Vader – Krisiun – Emperor – Witchey – Immortal – Godhead – Soil – Wednesday 13 – Murderdolls – Sonata Arctica – Soilwork – Gwar – Amorphis – The Covenant – Nightwish
5: Tell me something about your normal day
It’s about an 16 to 18 hour day.. get up before the bus gets to the venue – do a walk thru before the crew gets into the venue – post day sheets, get catering together – get the local and touring crew put together and work out any issues and problems that might pop up – start getting the meet n greet ready – speak with the security staff about the show and what we want from them. Settle the show and make sure all the number add up right – get after show food for the touring crew that has been working all day – then make sure the bus drivers get back to the bus on time before we depart for the next venue – then start it all over again – like ground hog day
6: What is your worst nightmare on tourr ?
Bus breaking down – singer getting sick and can’t sing – canceling shows due to weather or slow ticket sales – gear getting lost or stolen – or left at the last venue – tracking a package that never comes or get stuck in a city that you just played in the night before
7: What equipments you are using with Nightwish
Mac Book Pro
iPhone 6 +
Coastal Flash Light
Oakley Back Pack
Pelican Case for my printer
Swiss Labtop bag
Fitbit watch to track my activity
8: And the last : Is there something else you´d like to tell us !
I’ve been touring professionally since 1997 – What you see is what you get a sweet , laid-back person – kill you with kindness , always have a smile to greet anyone – always say thank you and your welcome – that means a lot to me.. don’t judge a book by its cover..