A question that we get asked a lot is: what do the dressing rooms look like? What's backstage like? Having toured in many different ways i.e. minivan ---->bus...tiny clubs ------>arenas and everything in between...this is something that people ask us alllll the time. So, we thought we'd dig through years of touring pics and try and give you a real look.
Sometimes it's a smelly sports locker room, sometimes it's a cozy room with colorful drapes and couches…other times it's a closet with 2 folding chairs and a couple bottles of water. Most rooms have this in common: no windows. And you might think that behind that security guard and black curtain there is a magic world of champagne fountains and fairy god-mothers delivering fairy dust and chocolates…we haven't found that yet. We'll let you know when we do. Its mostly bare hallways. "Well-used" furniture.
Anyway…here are some snap shots from various dressing rooms throughout the years. Now, there may or may not be lots of selfie-in-the-mirror shots…and before you go thinking we're the most vain people on the planet…just know…sometimes we arrive at a venue at 8am and don't go onstage until 9pm or 10pm. That's lots of time. Plus, most of those 8am arrivals we are looking a little rough from sleeping on the bus or driving all night so by the time we are all made up--we wanted to document it…it's a big transformation, people! ;)
Someone turned our "Jill and Kate" sign and wrote just "Jill." Color me offended. *winky face*
Loading docks are the new hallways.
Back of a tour bus = impromptu dressing room.
We like to call this "hobo-chic."
Bored & "...lying on the cold hard ground…" circa Taylor Swift.
At The Bitter End in NYC. Dressing room is literally a big closet and has stickers all over.
Trailor/camper dressing room.
Dressing rooms are better with friends in them!
This was a fun room. Jill is too cool for school.
Red Rocks in Colorado. The venue is awesome & this was literally a wall in our dressing room.
Black drape curtains covering lockers behind us.
This was in a dressing room at CTV when we were in Canada…they asked us to sign it! Fun. Fun.
Always good to see this in your dressing room…while you're changing :/
Showing off the new JANN ARDEN phone case :)
Shenanigans with Nicole…so fun…and a little messy.
Hotel room = make-shift dressing room.
This was in the UK. The dressing room actually had windows. Except for we literally just watched rats run back and forth….so incredibly GROSS.
Brown wood paneling.
A closet dressing room where our friend Kristyn was getting ready--literally a closet :)
Lesley helping with Kate's hair. Lesley was THE BEST dressing room setter-uper. Even if the room was a dump…she always made it livable :)
At the O2 arena…make shift dressing room = a hallway.
Never a good sign when "dirty anus" is written on the dressing room wall.
First show on the Jann Arden tour. Setlists, make-up…it was so tiny in there.
Hallway to the first arena we played OUR OWN SET AT.
Treadmills are sometimes in dressing rooms. That's about as close to "using it" as we got.
Again, dressing rooms are more fun with friends….Kristyn and the Canadian Country Duo Autumn Hill :)
TV station dressing room aka lobby. Chris & Jill. Take note of the venti coffee and Jill's squinty eyes.
Dark painted walls. Jill warming up.
Bathrooms and plastic chairs.
Water & pizza…talking set list strategy.
Old living room was a dressing room for our video shoot…here's Lesley again helping with Kate's shoes. She's the best.
Green walls…singing with our friend Reva warming up for a show.
Wembley arena hallways at our last Kelly gig. Signs are always helpful because sometimes every room looks the same.
In the UK, this was the basement of a venue. It had the most RANDOM stuff in it…
Bare walls but smiling faces…and wardrobe hanging behind.
Room with sinks.
Again…dressing rooms are better with friends.
Flowery couches, wine and a mess!
Bright lights…and Lesley. Yay!
Cinder block painted white walls….perfect for push-ups. And there are those dang black curtains.
Sometimes there are weird wood/locker things in your dressing room…perfect for weird photos.
Shnazzy carpet…perfect for napping…or crashing.
This was a dressing room at Dancing With The Stars…getting our hair did. It was a trailer.
Ignore the HUGE pile of clothes behind us. Sometimes you got to get up.
Orange walls and smiling faces.
Wall of heroes on the wall. Guitar hero drum-set that was not ours and some sass.
Sometimes there are cool things like this on the wall of dressing rooms. Goofy faces are optional.
See above. ELLEN!
Ignore Kate's weird face and awkward pose. This was at Ellen and we like to think this was the exact dressing room that Ellen scared Taylor and she fell on the ground.
Green checkered walls at The View!