The guys from All Time Low (Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick, and Rian Dawson) stopped in to talk withSeventeen about their upcoming tour. Plus we got you the scoop on their dream dates and gifts they really love from a girl!
author: Seventeen magazine
The European tour starts January 23 – check out the album Nothing Personal and see where you can catch a concert on their MySpace.
17: You guys are going to the UK right?
All Time Low: In January we’re going to the UK and Europe, Australia, Japan – Hawaii maybe.
17: You’ve been on tour non-stop, what’s your favorite part about touring together?
ATL: Just the antics. Living the high school dream. We play video games every night. The rock star life died with video games.
17: What’s your favorite date you’ve ever been on or your dream date?
Jack Barakat: We’re from Baltimore, the Baltimore Aquarium is like world famous.
Alex Gaskarth: Here’s what you do, you pay the fee to rent out the aquarium after hours.
Rian Dawson: You’ve never done that.
AG: No, I haven’t but I’m planning. This is my dream date. So you set up a dinner in the…
RD: A fish dinner?
AG: Stop messing with my dream date!
Zack Merrick: My dream date would be I would meet some chick on the beach and she’d just be coming out of the water from surfing and I walk by her and we start talking and she’d be like “OK, we’re going to go on a date. I’ll meet you at the water at 8 AM”. That would be pretty sick.
17: So you have a lot of girl fans. What makes them stand out to you at your shows?
RD: There’s this weird thing when people meet bands where they don’t really talk, they just stand there and you’re like, “Hey how are you?” and they’re like, “Eh.” It’s nice to be able to have a real conversation.
AG: I think the worst thing they could do is to be too cool for school. The key to starting any relationship is to be outgoing. Carry yourself with confidence.
17: And what’s the nicest thing a girl has ever done for you?
RD: I’m into more of a personalized gift thing; it’s not so much about money as the thought. Like if somebody makes you something cool. My ex-girlfriend used to paint or make things for me that were like close to her heart which was always really cool. Something with a personal touch is always better.
17: Speaking of gifts, what’s on your holiday wish list?
ATL: Alex always buys all of us gifts and we never give him anything.
JB: This year I will be asking for a private jet.
RD: Alex and I live together and house gifts would be nice.
17: So let’s say, in your biggest dreams – no money limits – what would you get for each other?
JB: A moonbounce for Alex.
RD: For Alex, I would buy a nice petting zoo because he likes animals a lot.
JB: Put the animals in the moonbounce.
RD: For Zack I would buy a room full of original posters of his favorite movies like Home Alone and a plaque with the filming locations of all of them.
AG: And one wall, a movie theatre screen with all of those movies preloaded.