Roadies in the Midst: The Story of Touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
Tagline: In lands of beauty, wonder and danger, roadies follow a dream, fall in love and risk their lives to perpetuate the rock show.
Plot Outline: The story of how Dave Rat, a sound engineer, takes two year journey with the Red Hot Chili Peppers studying the roadies and later fights to protect them or just possibley just hang out with them.
User Comments: Not boring at all
User Rating: 8.9/10 (2 votes)
Cast overview, first billed only: Anthony Kiedis.... Vocals John Fruciante .... Guitar Flea .... Bass Chad Smith .... Drums Gage .... Tour Manager Bill ... Production Manager Lyssa .... Backstage Coordinator Dave Rat.... FOH Sound Eng Nick the Fly and Tenacious Lee... FOH Assists Daniel .... Monitor Engineer Dave Lee.... Guit Tech Tracy .... Bass Tech Chris .... Drum Tech Scott .... Lampi Leif ... Lighting Assist Grier ... Set Design Andrew .... Pro Tools Eng Lee ... Sound Crew Chief Manny ... Sound Tech Neal ... Sound Tech Jamie ... Sound Tech
Also Known As: Roadies in the Mist (USA) (short title) The Adventures of Dave Rat (USA) Runtime: about 2 years Country: Earth Language: English Color: Color (Ratnicolor) Sound Mix: Fairly Loud Certification: Worldwide "PG" rated for the most part
Trivia: The roadies used in movies up to this time had obvious anatomical differences from real roadies; for instance, the real roadies were rarely seen, forcing many preconceived perceptions of roadie traits. For this series, wanderer Dave Rat wanted to use real roadies where possible, regardless of the obvious dangers involved.
Quotes: Bill: Dave Rat, you are a knucklehead. Dave Rat: Uh, oh!
"Not boring at all!" - Larry
"I thought it was gonna be boring but then it wasn't - Joe
"I thought it was boring, except for the parts that were not boring" - Dave Rat
"I think roadies are cute!" - Stacy
"I was captivated about the parts about Scott " - Scott the Lampi
"A definitive insight into the mysterious ways of the roadie!" - The English roadie
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This page is not boring, I look forward to the next entry. I found this page just a few days ago and have been gripped since. I had to start from the beginning and work my way through the tour. I have now started on Grier's blog as well! Keep writing, please! BTW - I saw the Nashville show and loved every minute of it. The stage design was excellent and the sound was awesome! All of the friends I was with commented on how great it sounded and the presentation/design of the whole show!
Dave, you and the rest of the crew do an amazing job of helping the Peppers be and sound how they should! Your blog has been extremely interesting and informative. I've learned so much about roadie life, RHCP trivia, sound & acoustics, and about you personally. I like how you've been casually and creatively throwing in these 'mini-lessons' on acoustics (I'm a mechanical engineer and guitarist and also very interested in sound reinforcement and acoustics). I feel like you should write a book, even if I'm the only fan who would want to read it.
Sorry to ask a favor but I would be elated for the rest of my life if somehow you could get Dave Lee to explain the setup on John's '62 stratocaster. I.E. string height, pickup height neck relief, action, etc.
Anyway, take care and good luck with the rest of the tour (although luck has nothing to do with skill).
Devoted JF, RHCP, and now RHCP crew fan!