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Tegan and Sara: A Day in the Life

The folk-pop twins drop by VH1 and switch up their live show in New York

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Lindsey Byrnes

Rehearsal is for connecting the dots.

By TEGAN AND SARA

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

The Hit Factory

Nobody LOVES rehearsing but Gibson have been letting us rehearse at their studio in Manhattan, the Hit Factory. Not gonna lie. Been. . . pretty awesome.

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

Amazing Story

I'm in the middle of an amazing story in this photo. It's important on show days (especially ones that include a lot of press) to always have a good story up your sleeve.

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Lindsey Byrnes

Radio on the Road

Seriously, I cannot get enough of the radio communication on the road. I desperately wish I had a radio of my own. I would just talk and talk and talk and talk. . . actually, best not give me one.

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Lindsey Byrnes

‘Heartthrob’

Apparently the "Heartthrob" cocktail was a bit more delicious than "The Closer" cocktail. I wouldn't know since I never got a chance to taste either of them. 🙁

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Lindsey Byrnes

Ride in Style

Usually we get around NYC on the subway. . . but when we're doing press, it's easier to relax between engagements in a comfortable SUV.

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Lindsey Byrnes

Time to Freshen Up

No sense in going on TV looking like you slept five hours the night before and are recovering from strep throat and the flu! Time to freshen up my look!

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

Multi-Tasking Maven

Sara is the queen of multi-tasking. While she gets her makeup done for the VH1 Big Morning Buzz show, she also rehearses the T+S oldies medley for the show with Ted.

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

‘Vh1’s Big Morning Buzz’

We performed "Closer" and "Back in Your Head" on Vh1's Big Morning Buzz show! It was our first visit to the show and everyone was so lovely.

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Lindsey Byrnes

Fan Swag

Before soundcheck, I look through the fanmail from the night before. We get a lot of letters but also a lot of new music. Other popular items while we were in NYC: cakes, flowers, playing cards and t-shirts! Pretty awesome!

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

Loud Therapy

I have dreams that look like this: no one shows up for the performance and we have to play to an empty room. Soundcheck is like therapy. I work through my issues every afternoon between 3pm and 4pm.

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

Thanks for the Babycakes

Some of our most devoted (and lovely) fans stop by for a quick hello pre-show. Thanks for the Babycakes, you guys!

Tegan and Sara

Lindsey Byrnes

Opener

To change things up, we played our opening song ("Back In Your Head") with the house lights up. It was so cool to see the audience.