Brooke White Blogs – A Typical Day on the Idol Tour

Ever wonder what a typical day on the Idol tour is like for the Idols? Brooke White just put up a blog that details a typical day on the Idol’s summer tour.   I have no idea how those kids get a decent night’s sleep splitting their night-time between the bus and a hotel.   I’d be sleep deprived the entire tour.

Oh, and here’s a tip kids:   Asking an Idol to “go get” your favorite Idol is a little rude!

Read an excerpt, after the JUMP…

As soon as we pull up to the arena, we get off the bus where we are greeted with screaming fans, generally teenage girls in their t-shirts displaying their choice heart throb… holding up signs pleading either Cook, Archuleta or Castro to PLEASE marry them! Yep, this happens in every city, at every show, and then there are the nice parents that bring their cute kids… there they all await squished against the gate with their sweet homemade gifts, sharpies in hand, cameras ready for their moment to meet the boys of there dreams… and the rest of us, LOL:) I must say these fans are devout, getting their bright and early, and often times braving the hot summer temperatures. So with wet hair and no make up on, we drop our stuff in our dressing rooms and we head outside with the security guard to go meet the fans! This is quite the experience, fans can be so sweet, Please know that I am always SO grateful for the sincerity of fans, from a thoughtful letter, or just a simple compliment, It means a lot to me. Now if I could make a dollar for every time a fan asked me if I could go inside and get a David or Jason to come outside and sign their t-shirt, I would be a very rich woman! These girls are very serious about these guys, it’s pretty hilarious, and if I’m being completely honest, a little ridiculous! When the boys come out to greet fans, I often times have to cover my ears, because the screams are SO outrageously loud… I’ve seen girls hyper-ventilate, have a full on break down, I’m not kidding! I’m trying to relate and remember back to my teenage days when I had a little thing for Justin Timberlake when he was in ‘N Sync, I guess I got a little crazy when I went to their concert, hoped he would call me on stage of course, but not THAT obsessed, LOL!

Okay, so back on track… after we do this meet and greet, we head inside and get a quick bite to eat and then get ready for press. We put on a little make-up, look presentable and head over to do local press interviews. This last around an hour, then it’s on to the sponsor meet and greets. We all sit behind long tables with sharpies and boxes of Pop Tarts. Pop Tarts, Net Jets and Guitar Hero, are our tour sponsors, I often times eat a strawberry pop tart during the meet and greet cause I didn’t get a chance to eat lunch:). Then the fans that were contests winners, family members and friends of the sponsors line up with an 8×10 photo of the Top 10 and we “sign and slide” it on to the next person, as they “walk and talk” to each contestant… this is what the security guard reminds everyone through out the meet and greet. Next we take big group photos with all of these lovely folks, then we mingle and eat appetizers with them. This all last for about an hour and half or so, then it’s time for sound check…

This is where we all get on stage and work out the bugs with our in-ear monitors. These are like little earphones that are custom made to fit in your ear so that you can hear yourself and the band in these gigantic arenas, it’s taken me a while to get used to these, often times it is hard for me to hear the audience which sometimes makes me feel a little disconnected or unsure, but every once in a while the crowd is loud enough to hear through the in ears… exciting! During soundcheck we sing our group song, “Please don’t stop the Music”… everyone gets a little goofy during soundcheck usually involving a humorous change in lyrics accompanied by some ridiculous dance moves. Once we get a handle on the sound, it’s time to go get ready for the show… off to hair and make-up…

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