from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person engaged to load, unload, and set up equipment and to perform errands for rock musicians on tour.
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- n. A biker.
- n. One of the crew for a musical group or other travelling stage production, especially a stagehand or technician.
- n. A beer for the ride, for consumption while one is driving; a road soda.
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One of the most illuminating books for me was Conversations about a Novel by John Steinbeck which was bought for me in the early 70’s by a roadie from a band of mine and was a book of letters Steinbeck wrote to his publisher every morning before commencing his work on East of
When you emerge from the tunnel, turn left and walk up the Argyle St.irs to the Glenmore, a pub at the corner of 96 Cumberland St. Its rooftop bar, with views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, is the perfect place for a nightcap (otherwise known as a roadie).
Sall, gin he dinna mak a roadie for himsel 'through the field that year.
"For many, and especially for young people, being a roadie is their dream, and it's great that we can give the winners the opportunity to gain some first-hand experience in this area after some intensive training."
Nate took a job as a "roadie" intern at Invisible Children traveling between college campuses educating people about the child soldiers.
Even though they're feeling guilty for that half a beer and that bite of pie they had this statement alone sums up why I will never be a "roadie".
The Car Carrier Bike Problem: my hatchback holds my expensive road bike out of site, but then how do I show people on the freeway I'm a 'roadie'?
As a 1970 Chicago fan, and former Chicago "roadie", "SOS" can only be described as a long-overdue return to the "masterpiece" project approach that made Chicago the "best band in the land".
` As a WPRB dj in the early '90s, I spent far too many nights at the Khyber for my own good, often as a "roadie" for the band when we were still too young `