Back in its heyday, Van Halen insisted the venues they played at provided a bowl of M&M’s – no brown ones.
But all Girlyman really wants is a good mirror.
Doris told me yesterday: “A mirror. That’s all we ask for, really — a mirror!”
Ideally, they really need a few mirrors.
It’s like a bunch of siblings — and their friends (Coyote Grace – they also have to get ready to go on stage). They’re all getting ready to go out. And it’s date night.
That’s no good. There is makeup to put on, glitter to apply, neckties to tie, and maybe a hat to try out. Everybody needs a little space to make the magic happen.
Tonight’s show is at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The green room here is a good-old-fashioned theater dressing room, with counters you can sit at, big, bright light bulbs, and long mirrors running horizontally along the room. I’m sitting in this room right now, writing this, listening to show through the floorboards and the sold-out crowd going wild for Girlyman’s new song “Michelangelo.”
This was the scene up here earlier, before the band took the stage tonight.
The result: Rockstars.
Thanks to everyone who’s posted questions! On Sunday, I’m riding along in the van to Lexington, and Ty, Nate, JJ, and Doris and I are going to play 20 Questions. If you’ve been shy about posting questions, there’s still time!