"Will you stop being a prat for once? You're going on in less than five minutes!" Hushed shouting came from the long hallway behind stage. Gavin Elst was containing laughter, not wanting to anger his manager Brodie even more. His hair was completely doused in flour, and Brodie was doing her best to make him look at least somewhat presentable. The manager finally got the bulk of it out and threw a beanie on top of his head, scowling at him.
"Where did you even get flour? Did you smuggle it in? What the hell possesses you to do this kind of shit?" She yelled at him, pushing him down the dark hallway. At least the beanie went well with his dark clothes, though he was going to stand out like a lump on a log in Los Angeles. They passed Krios and Irma, and Brodie stopped to talk with the other manager while Gavin tried his best to stay as far away from Sasha as possible.
"Princess, do you really have to bring your demon cat everywhere?" Gavin hissed, eyeing Sasha as if she really was the devil. "We're in L.A., for God's sake. There are so many people that could piss her off or start a rampage or something." Gavin tried to make a steady argument, but mostly just blabbered on about how terrifying the cat was.
"Alright, you little shit. You're on." Brodie said, pulling Gavin away from Krios. "Good luck, Precious." He said to Irma, winking at her as Brodie groaned and pulled him away. It was better to get on her good side, Gavin decided, as he was pushed up on stage and handed a microphone. "Don't fuck up." Brodie yelled at him, as the cheers of the crowd became louder.
Gavin jumped up on stage, and the crowd went crazy. "Why hello, Los Angeles!" He yelled into the microphone, smiling cheekily at the crowd. "Fancy meeting you here!" He said, walking around the stage. "Fucking crazy day, right?" He asked, taking off his hat and shaking hair flour into the crowd, who both laughed and cheered. "You don't even want to know what happens backstage."
"Alright then, who's ready to hear an unreleased song?" He asked, and the band began to play.