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July 25, 2005

Touring Reality TV (Part 1)

So, while hanging out in the parking lot before BSC, Don and I started talking about how they should make a reality TV show about some kids on tour.

I want to say that there was a movie or a documentary made about this, maybe it was even a TV documentary. Anyone have any clues of what I might be thinking of?

It's always interesting to sit back in the lot and watch the tour kids. You know in the back of your head that most of them are funded by wealthy parents, but at the same time, it is really interesting to see how they support themselves while on tour.

Most sell something. Usually, not drugs contrary to popular belief. You get a lot of folks selling food of some sort. You start out with the real food like grilled cheese or veggie burritos (both touring kids favorites), then get in to the more "drug related" food. Things like goo balls or magic brownies. Others sell liquid like water, gatorade, beer. For a small markup from the store price, they can probably do pretty good on this. And I doubt they are checking IDs on the beer purchases :) The more entrepreneurial kids will push it even farther. Kids in the lot this weekend were selling Mai Tais and Jaeger shots :)

After food, you get in to the arts and crafts. This also has ranges. You start off with T-shirts or maybe tapestries. Then you get in to the jewelry, hemp necklases and stuff. After that comes the glass (for tobacco smoking only of course). Some kids even sell posters, dresses, veils, etc. This category goes far and wide.

Lastly, of course, you have the folks selling drugs. It's not too hard to get anything you'd like in the parking lot of a tour. I still remember one lot where I most have gotten passed ten times with people mumbling the available drugs they had under their breath as they walked by.

OK, back to work for now, but more on this later ....

Posted by Skadz at July 25, 2005 12:19 PM