In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the alternative pop duo, Tiger Snack, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story below:
We are incredibly “rock’n’roll” when it comes to our pre-show ritual. The rider is full of fresh fruit, kombucha, yerba maté and incense. We love to get the blood flowing with some yoga, ground ourselves with some meditation. Vocal warm ups of course, one of those huge straws in a drinking bottle to really get the chords heated. We sacrifice a lemon to the citrus gods before every show. Burn some sage, clear the energy. Then we invoke the spirit of Euterpe. The usual stuff, you know?
There are two versions to our vibe before a performance. We will most definitely be playing some music in the background. It’s either something you can shake to, disco, funk anything with a groove, or we are deep in to some oriental jazz, ambient orchestral to calm us down a bit.
If Amanda is feeling a bit nervous she likes to put on “surfacing” with Slipknot and head-bang it out. Otherwise binaural beats and blue lotus tea also helps. It’s us trying to find the best point where we are not too hyped and not too chill.
It’s about managing our energy so that we can bring the best vibes to the audience. Vibes don’t lie.