See You On The Other Side.

October 21, 2004

I’ve developed this ritual before I go onstage.

There’s invariably someone I see right before the show starts, who says, Good luck, or Are you ready go on? A monitor engineer or guy that works at the club. And I say to them: See you on the other side.
Some think it’s funny. The lovely stoner stagehand with Galactic, John, always laughed. To some it seems like a non-sequitur.
I don’t really have an explanation of its significance. I only started doing it a couple years ago. I can’t even remember where I picked up the phrase.
See you on the other side.