Nada Surf and WATERS Talk Concert Piranhas, Crazy Fans, Stage Fright and More -- Call and Response
. I probably have had that nightmare before.
Matthew: Totally. I've done it a few times, and its really scary. And honestly I had to have like three drinks or something before going on. Just standing there, you just kinda have to immediately be a performer, un-self-conscious, feel at home. I wasn't born for the stage or anything. There's this band the Soft Pack from San Diego who I really love and their singer just stands there. Just couldn't care less. And that's a great show too, because you believe them.
Van: Without trying to do too much.
Matthew: I'm really psyched for this tour. It's going to be really great.
Van: Yeah, crazy how many places we've been since we've last saw you. Weren't you in South Africa? South America?
Matthew: It was awesome. Really really good. We went to Buenos Aires and actually played on a pier in the Amazon, a pier that jutted out over the river. It was really flimsy wood, and when the crowd would jump up and down a little bit, the whole thing would start to shake and they stopped themselves, because I think everybody had the feeling, 'Wow, I don't want to get to close to the piranhas."
Van: Holy god. That would be one of the most epic concert disasters of all time. Everybody eaten by piranhas.
Matthew: The microphone was moving back and forth like a foot. I literally let it hit my chin to slow it down, then sing a little bit, then get out of the way. Crazy. We'll all be playing on solid stages, solid rocks.
Van: No deadly fish underneath.
Matthew: That's right. Another thing happened in San Diego. We played the House of Blues, and its a fun show, and Daniel, our bass player, incites this stage