Joey: Yeah, we worked at Universal like I said and we were
singing and dancing there and we knew each other and I knew JC...
JC: He was actually the first person I met when I moved to Orlando to do the show. When I first moved, he was like the first person not in the show that I met and we became friends.
MTV (to Lance): You're not in the mix yet.
MTV: We're getting to you in a second.
Chris: Lance is what made us special.
Joey: Well, I wasn't a bass that's the thing.
Justin: We originated singing acappella harmonies and we could
carry lots of cool sounds but we didn't have a bass and we tried to make
Joey sing bass but it just wasn't working.
Chris: We gotta use that tape sometime as blackmail material.
Justin: So we got in touch with my vocal coach and that is what
led us to Lance because me and Lance had the same vocal coach.
MTV: What is it about Europe that made them more open
to you guys faster than America?
Chris: They don't understand what we're saying...(laughter)
Justin: I think the,
the market has changed around in the last year in the States so much but
originally it was like that in Europe you know. It was like a big
melting pot. You found genuine mixed with some rocker mixed with some
like a rock artist. Yeah, and so I mean, I think that... I honestly think
that like Hanson just did something. Hanson and the Spice Girls just did
something and went to the edge with the pop market and then it kind of
mellowed out. And that is kind of when we saw our opportunity.
MTV: And what did you learn playing those markets?
What did you do to get your dancing together; your singing?
Joey: How to work well with the audience you know, audience
participation. I mean we were still first a little bit new at it you
know. Although we were performing where people are screaming at the top
of their lungs, fainting, crying, this and that you know. It's kind of
Lance: Well, we did shows for like 10 and younger crowds you
know, to going to like college crowds. Everyone over 21. Crowds, just
like different types, I mean you just find it everywhere you know.
Because they have so many festivals over there for different types of
people and uh, you know that got us prepared to come to America because
over here we play for just so many different kinds of crowds.
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