A Day in the Life of The Dreamboys Tour← Previous Posted on 14 Oct 2021 Next →
A Day in the Life of the DreamboysI know what you’re thinking; YOU LUCKY WOMAN, JOINING THE DREAMBOYS ON TOUR!
A day in the life of the Dreamboys is as it sounds; exciting, fun, sexy, exhilarating… but also, exhausting. It's a fast-moving puzzle where all the pieces must work together to create the perfect, hunk-filled show you see before your eyes!
Dreamboys HQDreamboys HQ is in Essex and is home of the incredible creations you see on stage. This is no ordinary office, it’s busy, buzzing and full of boys!
The office has everything the team needs to live and breathe the show, including a fully functioning dance studio and spaces for the boys to sleep.
I stand in the welcome area and am greeted by each of the boys with a big hug and a big smile. It’s going to be a good day.
Yes, They Sleep NakedThe tour bus is something else. Not only does it have a mini kitchen, tables and chairs, but ten bunk beds and a tv/games room which is effectively a bus living room, which can also sleep two more; VIP style! The boys have to be on the road for the shows so it only makes sense they travel in style.
Zac, Connor, James, Michael, Queen Bee Alice all made for fabulous company on the road. Time with Alice chatting about the Dreamboys plan for the future (I can’t say much… but… WOW!), talks with Michael about his experience on tv, and with Connor about mental health and what he went through in lockdown. Each story is amazing, each Dreamboy brings something new.
Side note: When exploring the bus in search of Connor I had to check first before entering. Yes, the boys sleep naked on the bus; my ability to keep eye contact has skyrocketed!
Willy’s and Wagamama’sThe show I visited was Brighton Theatre Royal. We arrived around 1.30pm to the theatre and the next few hours were a military operation. Unpacking the bus, the technical crew putting up the lighting rig, organising each of the costumes to make sure they were ready in order of appearance. It was meticulous.
Then came the important bit… FOOD! They are athletes after all!
We hit up Wagamama’s and I have to say, the head turns were not lost on me! As you can imagine the boys get attention wherever they go, just for the way they walk into a room, not to mention how gorgeous they all are.
Take a guess now to each of the lads orders…
After food the backstage buzz was a lot of fun. I spent time with a lot of the lads one on one to have chats about their own personal journey’s (which you can find over on my Instagram account @rachelrosemusic) but the thing that both was refreshing and unnerving was how comfortable the boys are naked! I mean, DUH, it’s their job, but their comfort and my attempt to keep focus was a very amusing combination… mainly for them.
Michael Griffiths Gave Me a Lap DanceThey’re fed, they’re watered, they’ve blocked everything out, the show is ready, the boys are ready, the venue is ready, all they need is get into their first costume.
The auditorium is full, the call for show time is overhead, time to go and take my seat.
The show went wild! The music, the choreography, the lights, the dancing; each moment was electric, sexy, fun, funny, flirty, powerful, and beautifully pulled together by Creative Director of the Dreamboys, Jordan Darrell. As if I wasn't enjoying myself enough, the boys pulled me up on stage to have a lap dance with Michael Griffiths and the newest member of the team, James De Lauch Hay.
I could not keep my composure AT ALL! But they stayed focussed and remained true performers throughout.
The show builds continually for 2 hours, a crescendo of excitement, sexual tension, joy, happiness and freedom! When Pjay Finch brings everything to a very powerful and uhhh… BARE end, the whole room loses their minds! By the time the boys come on for their bow, the whole theatre is singing and dancing on its feet! What an experience!
It’s Not All Parties and PornAfter the show is over, the turnaround is rapid; freshen up, change, get back out for meet and greets. They gave everything on stage and still kept enough to make each person in the room feel seen, heard, valued and appreciated.
Once complete, they pack it all back down and head to the bus.
Speaking in the aftermath of the show, it was evident how real it all is. Their stamina, passion, energy, drive is all so contagious and unbelievable to witness firsthand.
There are misconceptions of what it takes to be a male entertainer. The adult entertainment industry still holds stigma and can be judged or looked down on, and all I can tell you is I have never felt more comfortable, safe and relaxed in company with a group of men, nor have I enjoyed a show this much for a long time. It is honest, it’s real, it's raw, IT’S FUN, it is everything the boys are. There may be ideas that the boys have orgies on the bus and parties every day, when actually a lot of the time they come off stage, talk about the show, have a beer and just wind down before heading home. Their lifestyle is hard, but it is magical.