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Alex Gaskarth: “I Can’t Get Over The Amount Of Public Urination.”

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 26 August 2015 at 16.38

All Time Low talk festivals.



Alex Gaskarth and All Time Low and Alex Gaskarth hit Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend, so here's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it preview with All Time Low's main man.

Get excited.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve witnessed at a festival?
"To this day, I can't get over the amount of public urination. Especially when it's dudes pissing through fences that face back-stage. Do they not realize that all the bands see are a bunch of flaccid dicks?!"

What would be your go-to festival fancy dress costume?
"Brony. Like every other day."

What was your scariest moment at a festival?
"I always hate when you get holes in the crowd where people have fallen. It just kind of devolves into a mass panic instead of people actively trying to help each other back up. That gets pretty scary, especially to witness it from stage. I never want to see people getting trampled or hurt at shows."

What’s your dream festival line-up? You’re allowed three headliners and no, you can’t be one of them. Sorry.
"Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind. That would be a rad show."

If you could ban something from festivals, what would it be?
"Creepy guys trying to do inappropriate things to girls. Fuck those guys."

If you could see any album played in full at a festival, what would it be?
"Nirvana - 'Nevermind'"

What’s the worst reaction you’ve ever had at a festival?
"We've played some heavy festivals where some folks in the crowd didn't think we should've been there, but the extent of it was pretty much just loud-mouth heckling. We handle hecklers very well because we heckle each other all the time, so we just have a good time with them."

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten at a festival?
"Mud. A car drove by a sprayed me with mud. In the mouth. :("

Sum up what your 2015 Reading & Leeds set will be like in three words.
"Gosh darn party!"

Reading & Leeds Festival takes place this weekend.



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