Justine intern Olivia recently got to go backstage to interview the boys from Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice before a performance on their Summer Break Tour, then she was front and center for the show. (We know…it’s tough work, but someone has to do it!) Read on for Olivia’s impressions of the boys, the girl and the concert and get the full interviews from BTR and Victoria Justice.
Opening for BTR was Victoria Justice, who we all know and love from Zoey 101 and her current Nickelodeon comedy, Victorious. Her huge talent is rare, especially in someone as personable and down to earth as Victoria.
I’ve been a fan of both BTR and Victoria for a while now, but after my fun peek into their world I’m even more impressed—these refreshing celebs prove that it’s possible to stay true to yourself even in the world of fame.
Don’t forget to check out the full interviews with Victoria Justice and Big Time Rush!
What’s your favorite thing about being on tour?
Probably being on the bus. I love hanging out with my mom, my vocal coach Vinson, who’s one of my best friends, my makeup artist, and my friend Gabe, who’s assisting us. Oh, and my manager Jonathan.
What do you do on the bus to pass the time?
We play Ms. Pac-Man, watch TV shows, eat A LOT, and we’re always singing. It’s just one huge road trip.
What’s it like when the real show starts – singing in front of thousands of fans?
Performing in front of the crowds is really, really cool. The energy they give off is amazing; it’s an adrenaline rush unlike any other.
What’s the difference between being on stage and having that immediate reaction and being behind the camera on TV?
When you’re on stage you only get one shot, so you never know what will happen. I move around a lot, too, so you have to be in really good physical shape. It can be really exhausting, especially when I’m doing outdoor venues…hence summer tour…and the temperature is often in the 90’s. When it comes to filming for TV, there’s clearly a lot of takes involved. One minute we’re inside on a sound stage and the next we’re at the Hollywood sign, you know? On Victorious I’m portraying myself as a character, but when I’m on stage I’m 100 percent myself.
Would you still be pursuing acting and singing if you hadn’t made Zoey 101 or Victorious?
Definitely. I started out really young; when I was about eight I got involved with child modeling and commercials, and then I moved out to LA when I was 11 to audition and really pursue acting. I was singing throughout the process as well because I went to a performing arts middle school.