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.