10 Things The Chainsmokers Can't Live Without

From donuts to Elmers glue, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have an interesting repertoire of essentials they take all over the globe with them.

Released on 2/20/2019

Transcript

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[Interviewer] In your song Closer, you say
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backseat of your Rover.
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What it came from is I went to school at Syracuse
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and I went to school with a bunch of rich kids
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and I'm not a rich kid, and was like
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in awe of the fact that they all like drove
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their parents' Range Rovers and like Audis
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and really nice cars, it was like crazy to me.
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[Interviewer] What are you driving now?
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What's that? [laughing]
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[Interviewer] What are you driving now?
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A Range Rover.
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[laughing]
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And I have an Audi.
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[laughing]
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[Drew] What's up guys, I'm Drew.
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[Alex] And I'm Alex.
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[Drew] We're the Chainsmokers.
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And these are the 10 essential items
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that we must bring wherever we go.
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That's why it's essential.
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You must bring it, that's what essential means.
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It's redundant, it's true.
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Is this gonna be on the cover?
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[laughing]
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[upbeat guitar music]
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Bring in the first essential.
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[laughing]
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[Drew] Lift morale, some sweets.
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[Alex] Yeah.
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[Drew] Very nice spread, very nice selection.
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You get to, you know, spend enough time with someone
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there's very few things that the other one like...
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You start to become the same person.
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And we finish each other's...
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Sentences.
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[laughing]
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Sandwiches.
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Sandwiches.
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[laughing]
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Looks like there's a great assortment
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of yeast donuts and cake donuts.
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Fair point.
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Our manager's a big donut guy too,
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so it's kind of how we bond.
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When we don't see eye to eye,
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bring it back the to donut.
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We went to Australia once and
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we shouted out that it was donut time there.
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Donut time, yeah.
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And now every time we go they send us like
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500 donuts and we get to our room
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and they're like all there.
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They named a donut after us.
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Yeah, the donut let me down.
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It's called donut let me down.
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Cheers. Cheers.
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[upbeat hip hop music]
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Oh, this is essential.
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Kind of boring, but...
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Pretty boring, but very essential.
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We go to a lot of different countries.
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They all have different outlets, why?
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Why are they all different?
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It's annoying.
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Really annoying, so in one of these it has like
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all these like different like plugs on it.
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The European one...
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I probably have like 15 of these in my bag by the way.
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Yeah.
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[Alex] It's the little things people...
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It's the little things.
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This turns out and becomes a didgerydo.
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[laughing]
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[upbeat house music]
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Obviously Ping Pong balls aren't essential.
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If you've ever needed a Ping Pong ball,
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and you're the guy that had the Ping Pong ball,
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everyone's pretty thrilled about that.
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Alex likes to see how many of these
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he can fit in his mouth at once.
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[laughing]
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It's just a thing.
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I can fit, what's my record?
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I think you've put two...
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Two cases right?
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Yeah. Crazy.
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Where do they go?
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You should see me at an Italian restaurant with meatballs.
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[Drew laughing]
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He has very stretchy cheeks.
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[laughing]
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Ah this is important to me.
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Ah this is essential.
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So...
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You wanna explain why we have Elmer's glue.
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Yeah. And only Elmer's glue.
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It's not just any glue, it's Elmer's glue.
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But, we've run in problems in Europe with this.
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It's on our rider.
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When we first started touring, it was just us basically
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and we just go in our greenroom and just sit there
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by ourselves and just have each other.
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But like as things have gone crazier,
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like you have more people coming in
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and talking to you and some people are great,
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and some people you don't wanna talk to at all.
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Some people are just punishers.
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Yeah, you know, and so what I found to be
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very therapeutic for the punishers
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is I take it and then put it on my hands
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and rub it in, and I let it dry,
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and then I just peel it off.
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And it's like, I'll talk to anybody.
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Europe they don't get it, they think we like huff it--
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Yeah.
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Or something so they get us like super glue
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and it's like no--
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Bro, that stick.
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Yeah, just like, this is the brand right here.
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This is the brand, this is the stuff.
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[upbeat guitar music]
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Who put Bubblicious on this?
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This is not an essential.
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This is for Craig.
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You don't even like chew gum.
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[Alex] Yeah.
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Who did this?
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Sorry about that, not an essential.
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Not an essential.
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[upbeat house music]
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This is an essential.
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This is an essential item.
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Sour Patch just in general,
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really the pinnacle of all candy.
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We actually got to stay once at
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the sour patch house in Austin.
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[Alex] Yeah.
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They're like sour patch branded houses
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that they want like creative people to stay at.
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And they have tons of sour patches there.
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[Drew] Which is great.
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And we threw a big party and now
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we're never allowed to go back.
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No we didn't throw a party.
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Oh yeah, but they thought we were.
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They were so concerned we were throwing a party
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that they kept sending people over to the house
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and it was like the five of us just like cooking.
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Yeah.
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[laughing]
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It was funny, no problems though,
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we still love you sour patch.
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But the candy's fantastic.
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Essential.
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[upbeat futuristic music]
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What is this?
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Oh this is my dog.
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Oh okay.
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This is 'cause since Mushu couldn't be here
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my dog Mushu is an essential item.
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Obviously we can't fly everywhere with her,
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but she will come on tour with us and bus tour.
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And she's in the studio every day.
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And she's in the studio every day.
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And she's like a morale, emotional support animal.
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Yeah for our really stressful life of making music.
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[laughing]
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♪ Don't stop ♪
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♪ Retrieving ♪
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♪ Hold on to that feelin' ♪
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[laughing]
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[calm lounge music]
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Okay, so we know this is lame
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but we have JUULpods.
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It's for a good cause, Alex used to smoke cigarettes.
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This is--
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Just quit.
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So he smokes the classic Tobacco flavor
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which is psychopathic.
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[Alex laughing]
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I smoke the mango, like a normal human being.
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I used to use Snus, the Tobacco that you put up here.
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So I think this is a better alternative to that at least.
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But I think we're both trying to be JUUL free
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at some point. Yeah.
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And not be a classic Chad.
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[calm lounge music]
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Shoes, yeah.
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Those are pretty essential.
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Yeah.
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'Cause if you don't have shoes,
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then your feet'll get cold.
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[Alex laughing]
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It'll be hard to work.
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I got the Prestos on.
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I got the--
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Yours are harder to take off.
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Well, there we go.
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[Alex] Converse.
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[Drew] Damn, in an off white.
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When you tour this much, it's tough,
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is you gotta pick like,
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you can only bring two pairs of shoes.
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You know what I mean, and then you're like
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tryna think like on all the occasions
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like what if we're goin' to somewhere muddy
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what is we're goin' to the beach,
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what if we're going in like a stage,
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what if there's snow there?
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How fashionable do I wanna look, you know what I mean?
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[Alex] We usually both wear Chucks. Yeah.
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Like some kinda Chuck, these just happen
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to be off white Chucks.
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[Alex] Yeah. Yeah.
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But it's nice when someone compliments you on your shoes,
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you're like alright thanks.
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Makes me feel smarter. Yeah.
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I don't know why.
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Oh we got one more thing.
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My man Craig over here, who videos everything.
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Craig come in here, come lay on this table.
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Lay down.
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Like this?
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Yeah. That's perfect.
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This is Craig everybody.
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[Craig laughing]
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Are you getting all of him?
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[Alex laughing]
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I've arrived.
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We bring him everywhere we go,
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he films every single thing we do.
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For better or worse.
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For better or for worse.
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And it's great because we like to give our fans
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that like raw, inside look into our lives
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that, we're not vloggers, you know what I mean,
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this new generation of just goin' around doin'--
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Stay still.
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Everything yourself so Craig here,
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who used to be a fireman in New York
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quit his job and now comes with us everywhere.
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Here we are.
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Get yourself a Craig.
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[laughing]
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Take this, we don't want this shit,
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get it outta here, whoa.
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Take your Bubblicious and go.
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He got both of those.
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And he held the camera.
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That's why you need a Craig.
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[Alex laughing]
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So that was it, those are our essential items.
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I hope you enjoyed that insight into...
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Our wonderful lives.
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[Drew laughing]
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And if you see us, get us some donuts.
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Yeah, and some glue.