A couple months ago I briefly joined the fabulous Blood Orange (AKA Dev Hynes) on his tour of America supporting Florence and the Machine. The places I went included Phoenix, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and LA, and all of the tragic, middle-of-nowhere wastelands in between. I learned first hand on that trip that there are lots of places in America, for example small towns in Arizona and random places in the middle of the Nevada desert, where iced soy lattes and tofu scrambles are not options on the menu. For realz, there was not a single beet and carrot smoothie to be had for miles. I was horrified. People were literally eating WHITE BREAD in PUBLIC. And then at one point I kind of lost it and was like, “Excuse me, I wanted fresh peaches, not caramelized, peach-flavored chunks that came from a can,” and Dev was all, “Please shut the fuck up, you’re embarrassing me, I want to die.” He also kept insisting that everyone in every roadside town was staring at us because they were racist, which was probs true, but I also think they were just in awe of the fact that, in any given establishment, we were the only people under 250lbs.
Anyway, there were some really fun and #glamorous parts of the trip too, which I’ve made a record of in the form of this completely incoherent video. The video stars Dev Hynes with guest appearances by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, Phoebe Collings-James, Imogene Strauss and Tabitha Denholm.