As a performer your energy stage is as important as a well-tuned guitar and booming speaker system. An energetic performance catches the audience’s attention, keeps them interested and remembering that night.
In the world of heavy metal, one Featured Fan keeps his band pumped in between sets and when traveling from gig to gig with 5-Hour Energy shots. So we sent the 5-Hour Energy Guy to interview Steven Skrobe on what playing in a band is like with 5-Hour Energy backstage.
Energy Guy: Steven, how long have you and the members of Eyes Like Cyanide been taking 5-Hour Energy shots with you on the road?
Steven: We have been enjoying the energy shots regularly since February ’09.
Energy Guy: What made you start taking 5-Hour Energy shots?
Steven: Our first experience with 5 Hour was at a show in Brooklyn, NY. We were all dragging our feet and were looking for a pick-me-up, so I took a walk to the local convenience store for some assorted energy drinks.
I had both arms full of Red Bulls, Monsters, and Slaps, but I quickly realized that I was in no mood to carry all of these cans back to the venue. As I put them back in the fridge, I noticed a small display for the 5 Hours and figured why not give it a shot?
So I bought ten of them and made my way back to the venue. I promptly handed them out to my band mates. I got a few weird looks since no one had ever tried them before, but all worries were put to the side when we started to feel it kick in and give us new life.
The next day at practice, everyone showed up with their own supply of 5-Hours, and we haven’t gone back to the “other guys” since.
Energy Guy: So you’ve clearly tried other energy products?
Steven: We have tried them all…. Espresso shots, Red Bull, Slap, All City, Nitro, Monster, Rockstar…. you name it, we’ve drank it 🙂
Energy Guy: What did you first like about 5-Hour Energy shots?
Steven: I really liked the convenient packaging, and the relatively small dose compared to other energy drinks. I often have a hard time finishing a giant can of sugar-filled juice. Plus, it is very fast acting.
Energy Guy: When do you take 5-Hour Energy shots?
Steven: We take a supply of 5 Hours with us to all of our shows. We take them about 20 minutes before our set to make sure we put out a lot of energy on stage. We also take some afterward to help us with the loading, driving, and unloading when we are finally finished. Until we get famous enough to have some roadies and drivers, we have to be the ones to take care of our logistical needs, and it’s really hard to do it without an energy boost. Plus, we have all have day jobs so even though the club closes at midnight, we’re not getting home until about four in the morning which makes the next day very difficult. I’m not sure what we would do without 5 Hour Energy!
Energy Guy: In what ways have 5-Hour Energy shots improved your life?
Steven: You can’t put a price tag on how much your time is worth. Some days, there is just not enough time to sleep because there is just too much to be done. When I need energy and focus, I turn to 5 Hour because I know I can get whatever needs to be done accomplished.