By Gaby Triana
She's named after a landform. She discovered to stroll at the purple carpet. And now she's enjoying hostess to the nation's most well liked pop megastar. desolate tract McGraw hasn't precisely had a regular upbringing. Her dad fronts the preferred rock band Crossfire, and her mother is the group's supervisor. continually on travel or sitting in on recording classes, wasteland leads a lifestyles that appears glamorous to most folk. yet now that she's 16 and dwelling in one more new city -- Miami, this time -- barren region is greater than able to name one position domestic. there is one challenge, even though: How are you aware whom to belief -- not to mention what man to connect to -- while all any-one desires is entry to the band? humorous, romantic, and jam-packed with crucial rock-star etiquette (the right dresses for cruising in a Jag convertible, how one can introduce new pals on your leather-wearing dad, etc.), behind the curtain move is a glance at what occurs while genuine existence meets each girl's dream.
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I drop my purse next to the closet and myself in front of her stereo. She sits on the floor, back against her bed. ” she asks. Ah, the million-dollar question. “Well, I’m pretty eclectic. ” Yes, emo. ” “Ha! You actually call them a band? Shouldn’t playing your own instruments be a requirement before calling yourself a band? ” Becca stares at me wide-eyed, like she doesn’t know what to think of that. “I know, I know,” I say, remembering a boy “band” I saw on TRL complaining about what makes a band a band.
Try thinking of him that way. My dad. ” She stops and gapes at me like I need a vocab review on words like normal. “Normal? He is anything but normal, Desert! He is the greatest songwriter ever, a legend. ” All right, let’s see, how can I put this? “Becca, he eats, sleeps, takes dumps like anyone else. ” Her eyes light up. ” 56 “No, and you can’t tell him either! ” I shake my head. She wilts into my desk chair and looks up all weary. “So you’re that ‘teenage daughter’ they’ve mentioned in articles.
To put that raw emotion out there for everyone to hear? ” Damn, she’s pretty good. I don’t remember her being on that bus ride. ” “No, I do! I agree. ” Get me out of here, this is scaring me. ” She reaches behind her and pulls back the closet door, revealing an early poster of my dad in his wild child days, long hair, no shirt, a hand down his pants. ” If someone could just get me a bucket, I’d like to barf now. “He’s probably not what he seems,” I tell her. “What do you mean? ” “Yeah, I know, but still, famous people are always different once you get to know them.
Backstage Pass by Gaby Triana