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I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.
I've been known to throw watermelons, backstage, at people who are giving me news I don't want to hear. But I never aim for the head.
Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter I settled into the backstage scenery, and then at the University of Maryland I was doing posters for their productions.
My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.
Backstage, I get sleepy, and want to curl up and snooze. I never get nervous, whatever the event. I feel quite detached until I walk on stage, and then some gear inside me clicks and off I go like a wind up doll.
I don't really know any other musicians like me. I grew up backstage with my dad who played in a post-war dance band, so I always feel at home at a venue.
I love all insider memoirs. It doesn't matter whether it's truck-drivers or doctors. I think everybody likes to go backstage, find out what people think and what they talk about and what specialised job they have.
But honestly, it's pretty weird; there are girls who'd do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don't know what it is, but really, when you're on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I'm not complaining!
The high point of my entire junior high school career was going backstage to meet George Harrison. I was simply awestruck.
All you could do was to see them. We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you could just about hear a noise. It was just literally screaming.
At any Maroon 5 concert, you'll see a room backstage marked 'yoga.'
It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.
I got my Equity card from an audition out of Backstage. We did 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Kismet.'
John C. McGinley
As an artist, you're pretty sheltered backstage. You often don't know what's going on out there.
As a kid who wasn't into sports, at school I felt almost alienated at times, whereas in the theatre community there was this amazing sense of camaraderie. Early on, we would go to rehearsals with my dad and I was like the mascot for the backstage crew. That was a big part of my childhood, so I dreamed of one day doing a play in London.
Supergroupies don't have to hang around hotel corridors. When you are one, as I have been, you get invited backstage.
When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic.
I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London.
I was going out for absolutely everything that was in Backstage.
What you don't see backstage is what really controls the show.
That's what I think musicals will come to. No backstage stories, nothing of that sort.
I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace.
I would think: Stay close to the implants! They must know something because they keep getting asked backstage!
Moon Unit Zappa
Waiters are like actors waiting in the wings, bantering whenever we passed each other on the restaurant floor, shouting at each other backstage in the kitchen and winking and corpsing above the heads of our audience, the unsuspecting customers.
It's funny, though, because when I first started going to races after we met, I was extremely nervous. It's like being backstage and hoping you don't trip over something or break an amp or accidentally speak into a live microphone, so I was really hesitant.
I grew up backstage and on movie sets, and I thought they were the most magical places on Earth.
I was a backstage kid. I was in the wings looking out.
The designers usually don't like to say until we're on the runway. Like when I did Prada last year, I couldn't mention doing Prada or even Tweet or take a picture and put it on Twitter saying I was backstage at the Prada show. And Dolce was the same thing. They like to keep a little surprise, I guess, a little secret for everybody.
I'm a bad liar; I don't know what to say backstage.
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