May 2006 Q&A With Tommy Thayer!

May 01, 2006 | Posted in Q & A Archives

Question #1 How long did it take for you to feel comfortable getting around in the moonboots? -- Julian Dillard, Albuqueue NMrq

ANSWER: Not long at all. The boots are custom fitted, whereas a mold is actually taken of your foot and then a boot is built around that. You still have to be careful in the boots, especially on stairs.

Question #2 At what part of a show are you completely unaware of the audience because you have "entered the zone"? -- Francis Lignan, Oakland CA

ANSWER: I don't think that happens to me. If anything, I'm feeding off the audience the entire show. Nothing beats the rush of when the curtain drops and you're on.

Question #3 All concerts must be a rush to perform, but is there one show that sticks out you really wished could have went on a little longer? -- Andrew Blake, Sterling Heights MI

ANSWER: Yeah the short performances like "Rockin' The Corps," where we play four or five songs are like that. You're just warming up and it's over. It's odd walking back into the dressing room and your makeup is still perfect, it seems like a shame to take it off!