The majority of what makes a show happen lives offstage, and this stage right shot, taken not five minutes ago, features everything you’re hearing from guitar world, as well as the laptop controlling Pat’s teleprompter (relax, uppity musos, literally every singer in any band playing these kinda rooms uses one. Lots of words in a twenty year catalogue).
It’s important noting that I can approach guitar tech Stephen and stage manager Tim (on laptop duty) at any point during the set, and they’ll happily answer any question I might have. But god help me or any other poor bastard who takes a crispy boy from the cooler pictured bottom right.
The two main rules any touring pro will tell you: don’t poop on the bus, and don’t touch, or even look at, anything labeled “crew only.”