with the rhythm section, drummer Rob Chianelli and bassist Mike Ferri, of pop rock outfit We Are the In Crowd.
By Megan Fair
us a little bit of background on We Are the In Crowd.
Mike: We started in
January of 2009, played our first show in April of 2009, did our first tour May
2009, signed October 2009, and we’ve been on tour since then.
is your second Warped Tour, yes?
Mike: It’s way
Rob: We know the deal
Mike: We’re not walking
around nervous as much anymore, because we know who everyone is and what they
expect of us. We know that if we’re respectful, they’ll be respectful. We do
our jobs, we’ll have a great summer, we’ll have fun. On the first year, we
didn’t know who anyone was, and we were new, we didn’t want to piss anyone off.
It’s much easier this year.
time I saw you perform it was to a much smaller crowd. You’ve kind of exploded
fairly quickly. Was it hard to make the jump from small, unknown band to being
a Warped act?
Mike: Sometimes you get
really excited about something, and you’re like “I need to hold this in for as
long as possible, to keep everyone happy,” but sometimes you let go and make a
Rob: I think it’s hard
to, (laughs), Jesus Christ. I think it’s hard to keep up. We’re always keeping
up. International touring-
Mike: Was it too subtle,
did nobody get it?
Rob: NO. I got it. But
it’s hard to do all that people want us to do, like go to the Phillipines.
Three years ago we didn’t have the money to do that, we didn’t have enough
money to tour the US even. Now we’re trying to work as hard as we can to do all
the things that we want to do.
can we expect from WATIC in the next years?
Mike: A long, hard road
with a big explosion at the end.
Mike: I’m answering all
your questions now with sexual innuendos for the rest of the interview.
go for it.
Mike: There’s gonna be
some long nights, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but at the end of the night
everyone will be smiling.
Rob: It’ll be worth it.
Mike: Maybe we’ll even
make breakfast for you.
on this tour keeps you going?
Rob: ICED COFFEE.
Mike: All over my
Rob: Mike kind of keeps
Mike: I massage all the
important stuff, keep him lose and limber at all times.
impression do you want to give people on this tour?
Mike:…Once you go WATIC,
you never go back.
Rob: (cackles again)
Repeat the question?
Mike: A hand print on
Rob: We’re here, we
ain’t goin’ nowhere!