Faster Pussycat singer Taime Downe states that it was weird playing gigs sober after he stopped drinking
Faster Pussycat frontman Taime Downe was forced to make some big lifestyle changes back in late April 2017 after being hospitalized for what was first described as a “severe case of bronchitis.” Downe‘s hospitalization resulted in Faster Pussycat playing the M3 Rock Festival the next day without him.
Downe was recently interviewed by Twinmusix and spoke about playing concerts without smoking or drinking alcohol.
Downe stated (with slight edits): “… I have been sober for almost 2 years and all I used to do was smoke and drink now I don’t do either so it’s kind of weird.” He continued: “It’s weird. It is definitely some life changing stuff. I don’t get hangovers anymore and not smoking is good. I have smoked since I was in junior high school.”
The singer added: “I feel a lot better. I can walk up the street without getting winded and going out ‘Shit, I need a beer or drink now.’ I get up in the morning and walk a few miles every day. It is a bit different but I’m still here, which is the most important thing.” Downe went on to add: “I am not a preacher. I quit cos I had to. It was weird doing gigs and not being buzzed when I first stopped drinking. I had never done a gig not buzzed before since I started but then I got used to it and it made it easier to do gigs. I used to get a little sloppy sometimes but now I’m just more coherent. I would get nervous if I didn’t drink. Now, I would get nervous if I did drink. Now, I hear everyone else’s fuck ups.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Taime Downe at Twinmusix‘s website.