Lead singer Davey Havok guides you through the band’s night performing at the Troubador:
Even after 22 years, it’s still exciting to see your name on the Marquee
The room is quiet. Outside, the queue creeps around the corner of Santa Monica and up Doheny. We are preparing.
I sing “17 Crimes to Souvenirs” and hydrate. The Troubadour is nearly empty. Levels are set.
Above the stage, catching up. The dressing room is little more than a narrow hallway. The Southern California sun has relented a touch but it’s still smoldering.
A call from Aunt Stacy – our lawyer – she’s on her way to join the celebration. Getting caught smiling makes me uncomfortable. She leaves me no choice.
Some people say singers can’t do anything for themselves. Others say the drummer is the backbone of any band.
We are minutes away. In the house, Bauhaus plays through the PA. Adam drums along.
See more behind the scenes photos from throughout the show at RollingStone.com