(One of the first interviews the girls did was with Issac and Jessie from Quiet Corral. The girls talked to these two at the Bunbury Music Festival in mid-July. The band performed in Columbus in October and the girls had the chance to speak with two other members of the band, Zach and Matt.)
Olivia: Our parents saw Quiet Corral when they played here with Gomez and the band gave our parents t-shirts to give to us so we wore them for the interview.
Connie: Issac said we should talk to some of the other guys since we already interviewed him so we interviewed Zach and Matt.
Olivia: Issac and Connie’s dad were watching while we interviewed Zach and Matt. They were laughing at some of the answers.
Connie: There are still a few guys in Quiet Corral who we haven’t interviewed yet so if they come back to Columbus …
Connie: The Neon Trees interview was the most nervous interview because they are such a big band.
Olivia: This was the one band that we really, really wanted to interview at Bunbury but my dad said he wasn’t able to make it happen.
Connie: We got really lucky. Before they played they signed autographs and we stood in a long line waiting for our turn.
Olivia: When it was our turn to get things autographed, my dad told them that we were interviewing bands and we asked if we could interview them when they were done.
Connie: They said yes!!!!! After the interview, the lady who was working at the tent where they were selling t-shirts said we were really lucky because hundreds of people had been standing in line to get autographs but we were the only people who got to interview them. They all had really good answers too!!
Olivia: Madi Diaz is the first person we were ever supposed to interview. We waited for an hour for her outside the place she was playing but she never came out. My dad said there was some mix up with the time and she said she was really sorry.
Connie: Lucky for us, we watched her play at Bunbury and after her last song, we ran up to the stage and asked if we could interview her. She said yes!
Olivia: We walked with her to her car so she could put her guitar away and then we got to sit down and talk with her.
Connie: Oh yeah, while we were watching her play, Bo and Steve from Bo and the Locomotive were sitting right in front of us!
Connie: We didn’t know too many Minus the Bear songs when we interviewed them but Olivia and I did watch “My Time” on YouTube a lot!
Olivia: They looked different when we interviewed them. My dad said that “My Time” is a few years old.
Connie: It was really cool. After the interview we were walking about the festival and walked past a stage and we heard Minus the Bear playing “My Time” so Olivia and I stopped and watched them.
Olivia: This is one of my favorite songs that I heard played at Bunbury!
Olivia: We were really excited to see Imagine Dragons play at Bunbury. My dad said we might be able to interview them but he wasn’t sure so I didn’t want to get my hopes up.
Connie: Somebody who worked for the band called Olivia’s dad and said that if we came over to the media tent, we could do the interview.
Olivia: We tried to walk away from the stage where a band called Jukebox the Ghost was playing. My dad thought it was too loud close to the stage so we walked far away. We thought it would be quiet but you can hear Jukebox the Ghost playing loudly in the video.
Connie: These guys were really nice and funny. The singer was a little shy and didn’t talk a whole lot.
Olivia: My mom and dad are taking me to see Imagine Dragons and Awolnation in September!
Imagine Dragons – “It’s Time”
Olivia: Isaac from Quiet Corral emailed my dad while we were at Bunbury and said he was sorry that he didn’t see the email that my dad sent him about doing an interview. He said that maybe my dad could interview him next time they came to Ohio.
Connie: After they finished playing, Olivia and I ran up to Jesse who was putting his guitar away. We asked if we could interview him and he said “Yes”!
Olivia: My dad forgot to turn the microphone on. We had already asked Jesse and Isaac a few questions so we had to start all over. But, the second time we asked the questions, they gave us different answers.
Connie: This is one of my favorite interviews because we got to sit in a tree. Spencer was really nice.
Olivia: He couldn’t believe that he was being interviewed by kids and we thought that was funny.
A Silent Film – “Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well”
Olivia: We didn’t really know much about Ume before we saw them play at Bunbury.
Connie: We heard their CD and I thought they sounded like Joy Formidable but live they were louder. I thought they were a lot more “rock” live.