Backstage Stories: Wonders, Relics, and a Beer Fridge

Chandler Holt, Chatham County Line, 2010. Photo by Daniel Coston.

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Backstage Stories: Wonders, Relics, and a Beer Fridge

by Daniel Coston
Southern Cultures, Vol. 17, No. 4: Music

"The headlining band were nasty rogues, hitting on freakishly skinny underage chicks while I heard it all half asleep."

The backstage area has long held a fascination for music fans. There is a mystique about being “with the band” and allowed in places where fans rarely get to go. Despite the perceived glamour of backstage life, however, the backstage area is often just a momentary rest stop for the artist.