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Tour Survival Guide: Brandi Carlile

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Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers about life on the road. VH1?s You Oughta Know artist Brandi Carlile tells us about missing dogs, swallowing gum, and her groupies.

Gumming Up the Works
I used to really like Orbitz, but now I like that gum Stride. It lasts forever. It?s like the everlasting gobstopper in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. [I chew gum on stage] all the time. I get so much sh*t for it because I?m always chewing on stage and people can hear you chewing gum, which is not a good thing. I?m a total gum swallower too.

The Dog Whisperer
[The hardest part of touring is] not having animals around. I feel so much more like myself when there are animals around. If I go to the park [while I?m on tour] and I see squirrels I?m like, ?Oh thank god there?s animals.? If I could bring a dog on the road I would be so happy. Someday I will take my dog on the road.

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Tour Survival Guide: Brandi Carlile

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Now and then our Tour Survival Guide will check in with rockers about life on the road. Here’s Brandi Carlile on putting makeup on boys, fishing and whiskey. Find out when Brandi’s playing a town near you, and buy tickets now.

Teach A Woman To Fish…
I can’t tour without a fishing pole. On days off, you can find a lake almost anywhere, and for anybody who hasn’t ever gone fishing, there really isn’t a better way to wind down whether you catch a fish or not. It’s just good to go spend a day by a lake.

Thread Counts and Highways
I also can’t live without bedding. Bus bedding is never good enough. That’s one of the only things I’m a snob about. I have to have comfortable sheets and blankets.

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