Features

Frank Turner
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Thomas
 on
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 22:50

The phenomenon that is Frank Turner is everywhere these days... Wembley, Conan and of course, The Fest.

PRT: What’s your favorite Fest venue to play in and why?
Frank: Well I can't say I've played all of them, so it's slightly off the cuff, but I really like Common Grounds.

PRT: Fest-bands play house shows, parking lot shows and hotel room shows. What's the most outrageous place you ‘ve ever played a show? And on that same note… where would you never want to play a show?
Frank: I've played shows ina  lot of weird places - rooves of warehouses, trains, that kind of thing. I'm not sure there's many places I specifically wouldn't want to play. An abbatoir?

PRT: Name one thing Fest is missing. "Groupies" is not a valid answer.
Frank: Some kind of time-freezing machine so that I could go see all the bands that clash. Or a duplicator. Or something.

PRT: What’s the one thing you need at Fest?
Frank: Somewhere to crash that's in or near the centre of the action. Trekking out of town to sleep is a bummer.

PRT: What's the best thing about the Fest?
Frank: Finding a thousand new amazing bands you'd never even heard of before.

PRT: What sucks about the Fest?
Frank: Not having enough time.

PRT: On a scale from 1 to 10... With 1 being Lindsay Lohan and 10 being Charlie Sheen... How hard will you party and how do you plan on doing that?
Frank: I'll have my fun, but I also have to play and I need to be pretty together to do that, so maybe, uh, like 5?

PRT: Why should people come see your band out of the zillion other bands at the Fest?
Frank: Because they like my music? I find that question hard to answer, I'm the wrong person to ask.

PRT: Name one artist that should really/never play The Fest. Why?
Frank: I'd like to see my buddy Jim Lockey play the Fest next year. He'd clean up, he's amazing.

PRT: For those out there wanting to meet Tony… can you describe him in one sentence?
Frank: Short.