POSTED: Watch Avenged Sevenfold's 'Euro Nightmare' Tour Diary

When you see a great concert, it's easy to forget the massive amount of work that goes into the construction and execution of every single show. Even the most spontaneous-looking acts may have had a whole crew of people drawing up plans for days. As MTV Posted artist Avenged Sevenfold demonstrate in this new video, something as casual as a mic stand toss requires diligent and thoughtful preparation.

In Episode 1 of Avenged's "Euro Nightmare Diaries," we get to go backstage before the band's concert, where the group and their road crew discuss the intricacies of the next show. Being a rock star means traveling around the world, making a busload of loot and being adored by millions. But on the flip side, it means spending an inordinate amount of time figuring out things like how to properly throw a mic stand. Now multiply that detail by a million, and it's not as easy as it looks. We'll still switch places, though.

Avenged Sevenfold is currently on an European tour before heading out to Australia and finally returning stateside for the Uproar Festival with Three Days Grace, Seether and Sevendust.