The Hot Seat: Official Hot Mess

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hotmessThe girls from Official Hot Mess discuss their love of Quantum Physics, Aeronautical Engineering and Viacom’s highly effective building security on this weeks Hot Seat.
1. Tell us about your craziest touring experience.
Well…considering we call ourselves “Official Hot Mess”, where do we begin? I guess one of the craziest things that has happened would have to be the time we were doing a show in NYC and we were asked to do an interview for VH1. After getting on the wrong train and ending up in Newark rather than Manhattan….needless to say, we were running a little late for our interview 😉 When we FINALLY made our way back to NYC, we found that it probably would’ve been easier to get into the White House than to get through security at the building. So after they took our finger prints, photographs (and most likely ran background checks) we were finally on our way!…or so we thought. Apparently we didn’t scan our visitor passes properly when we rent through the turn-style, and set off what sounded like every alarm in the entire building. Before we knew it, we were surrounded by a swarm of security guards and cops!
2. What type of college class would you’d most want to take and why?
Lindsey: Quantum Physics…just to say I did, I love a challenge 🙂
Kristy: Aeronautical Engineering, I’ve always been fascinated by aerospace…plus, I’d love to skip those lines at the airport and fly my own plane!
3. What city in America is the most fun to visit and why?
Sarasota, because its home! 🙂 But, aside from that, the Big Apple, because according to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys “there’s nothing you can’t do…big lights will inspire you”!
4. What’s some of the best advice you were ever given?
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Bessie Stanley, 1905
5. What’s in heavy rotation in your MP3/CD player right now?
Lindsey: Weezer’s new album Hurley, the Blink-182 classics, Maroon 5, Neon Trees…and gotta admit, got a minor case of Beiber Fever hahah!
Kristy: 30 Seconds to Mars album This is War, the new Linkin Park record A Thousand Suns, Rise Against and The Friday Night Boys 🙂
6. The last good book you read or TV show you’re addicted to?
JERSEY SHORE! (**fist pump**) …we became instant fans when we heard our music on the show. Snooki was drunkenly fist pumping to our song while dancing on a table and proceeded to faceplant off of the table! Some other shows we love are Family Guy, South Park, CSI Miami and America’s Funniest Videos 🙂 As far as books go, big fans of The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and The Great Gatsby.
7. What’s the first concert you ever saw – how was it?
When we were in kindergarten, we went to public school with Gene Simmons’ kids…so our whole class went on a field trip to a KISS dress rehearsal! It was way too loud for us, so we both wore earmuffs! However…a few years later, we thought we were super cool “music pros” so our parents took us to an NSYNC concert, we loved it and even got the NSYNC puppet dolls for Christmas that year…and still have them hahah!
8. What are three items you can’t live without on tour?
Lindsey: My super comfy pajammies, my cockatoo Sage, and my blackberry.
Kristy: My snuggie, my laptop and blueberries.
9. Who are your major musical influences?
Most of our songs are pop with an underlying rock feel which comes from being influenced by artists like Blondie, Heart, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Pat Benatar, and The GoGo’s. We’re influenced by rock, alternative, hip hop, etc and bring aspects of each genre into our personal style.
Any random messages or tips you’d like to give to mtvU watchers?
Live well, love much, laugh often 🙂
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