In this Preshow Rituals segment, the pop rock band, Foreign Figures, reveals what they do before taking the stage. You can check out the story, after the break.
Preshow rituals can make or break a good performance. Since each of us in the band are so different, we’ve found that each of us has our own type of prep for a show.
EJ can typically be found on the floor with his headphones in, clearing his head to perform. Steve often tries to find a red bull and a butterfinger, his snack combo of voice to pump him up to drum. Jonny wants to make sure he’s eaten before performing, but never too soon. Especially if it’s Mexican food. And Seth mostly paces around and talks a lot, like always.
Then the dudes come together for their pre show hype. Standing in a circle, they cross their arms and touch fists. Seems weird, ritualistic. And it is. It’s called “morphing”. Once all their hands are touching in the perfect format of sacred geometry, the energy flows between them and they access the versions of themselves that will be performing on stage. Think Power Rangers or Captain Planet.
Many times, Steve runs to the bathroom literally minutes before our call time on stage. There have been some close calls in the past for sure. One festival we did last year, he literally sprinted the our green room trailer directly to the drum set. Didn’t even have in in ear monitors on.
More than anything, we make sure we are feeling the love and friendship for each other, and of course for our fans. Then we hit the stage and have a blast.