We are invited for an exclusive press conference with Gym Class Heroes/The Academy is/Avenged Sevenfold/Cobra Starship at Ink bar on 9Aug on 1pm. There was a buffet of finger foods and associated stuff beverages including a free flow of Moet for journalist and all to get their liquid buffet on.
While most artiste appeared jet-lagged, as most of them arrived only in Singapore at 7am, nonetheless all if not most of them were warm and forth-coming.
We were grouped according to timing and we sat at round tables for interviews and such. Some of the most corny questions were being asked by some of the more reputables journalists and even Radio DJs which draw laughters as well as jokes around the table.
I was scheduled to interview Gym Class Heroes and Travis and Matt came because the other members were still resting and sleeping in their hotel rooms.
From personal observation, Travis is the louder bloke who attracts all sorts of attention because of his hair, tattoos and jokes. Matt is more introvet and is rather painful shy about his new found stardom. By the way the running joke around is that Travis looks very much like Slash from GnR/Audioslave. Some interesting notes includes Travis being a High School Basketball star who was given a basketball scholarship as well as his love for Darryl Hall & John Oates. Matt was very active in the school band as well as being a bright student who was offered a few Scholarship at George Tech as well as Virginia Tech. Is it me or is it just that these dudes are talented from birth?
Anyways, journalist scrambled all over for personal pics and autographs including Ronin’s former singer who is a journalist with Lime Magazine after some small chit chat with him.
Without any delay here are some pics: