Girl Talk's Florida Tour Featured on Morgan Spurlock's "A Day in the Life" Series
Remember when you and your frat bros raged on stage with Girl Talk at Fillmore Miami Beach? Y'all were pounding Red Bulls, dancing half-naked in short shorts, and reveling in the sweaty, glittery world that is electro pop.
It was exhausting. But imagine what Gregg "Girl Talk" Gillis must feel like after a show ... There's no comfortable bed on a tour bus, just hundreds of miles separating him and the next gig.
In a new episode of Morgan Spurlock's Hulu series "A Day in the Life," the Super Size Me director spends 24 hours on the road with Gillis.
Filmed just a few days after his two-night stint in Miami this past May, this short doc profiles the mash-up messiah as he travels between shows in Florida and Alabama. Just like a Girl Talk set, Gillis' life is non-stop.
"Last night, we drove about eight hours from Orlando," David Schield, Gillis' tour manager, tells Spurlock. "This'll be the fifth show -- Tampa, two shows in Miami, Orlando last night, now Hangout festival."
Sampling beats, on-location interviews, and saran-wrapping laptops, the bulk of Gillis' Girl Talk business in conducted on his bus until showtime. At the venue, his crew works tirelessly --blowing up balloons, syncing video displays, and plucking fans from the audience to dance on stage -- while Gillis plans his set.
And as the dance-party shitstorm brews, Girl Talk enjoys the proverbial calm before the storm. "Typically on a show day, I'd be sitting in a dressing room backstage, starring at a wall and playing on my computer."
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