Meet OK Go's Roadies: A Day in the Life of the Muscle Behind the Music - Rolling Stone
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Meet OK Go’s Roadies: A Day in the Life of the Muscle Behind the Music

“They are modern pirates, mercenaries,” singer Damian Kulash says of the crew that makes the show go on

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Mireya Acierto

In the eyes of OK Go frontman Damian Kulash, roadies belong to a special fraternity: "They are modern pirates, mercenaries," he says, discussing his crew before his band played a headlining show at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Over the course of the day – from early afternoon load-in to late night load-out – Rolling Stone followed these pirates as they tested equipment, blasted confetti and literally set the stage for a bright, energetic night of music. Here is their behind-the-scenes experience.

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