The Wonder Years is a pop punk band out of PA that began in 2005. They are signed to Hopeless Records and have released three full length albums, two EPs and several compilations since their beginnings. The Binterns got to talk to bassist, Josh Martin. Carmen: What’s a necessity for tour? Josh: Gold bond. Michelle: Gold bond? Josh: I’m just being honest. It keeps you cool and keeps your things dry, like your shoes and unmentionables. It’s a necessity. Carmen: That’s a good thought. Josh: It’s hot out here, I’m not playing games and I’m a little overweight, so… Carmen: What’s the strangest gift you’ve gotten on tour? Josh: The strangest gift? One of my favorites was somebody crafted us a wand and painted it and it says “The Wonder Years” on it. May be harry potter inspired. I hope. But it’s definitely the one that stood out. Carmen: What’s the greatest part about being on tour? Josh: Seeing different cities and eating different foods. You get to experience every city in the country or many different countries and it’s the best part. Also you get to run around different cities with your best friends, cause trouble. Carmen: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Josh: WE were in Russia and I ate some kind of strange borscht soup. I think it was beet based, I wasn’t entirely sure and I just kind of put it down because someone was nice enough to give it to us and I ate it, but it was pretty different. Carmen: What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done on stage? Josh: Fallen down, thrown up, lost shoes. Carmen: Did you just run out of your shoes? Josh: I was kind of like jumping up and down and they flew off. The first day of the Parkway Drives Tour, I had just eaten before we played and that didn’t end well… for the stage. Actually, I’ve kind of thrown up on stage more than once, that’s an unpleasant feeling. That’s probably the worst. Nicole: Do you like go kind of off stage or do you just projectile vomit? Josh: With Parkway, I just kind of turned around and threw up right in front of my cab which was pretty gross. I was very in Chicago last year and our guitar player Nick came in and said “Hey man, we’ve got to play now” so I woke up and went inside. Started playing and the stage manager was standing there and I said, “Hey, move that trash can right now or I’m going to throw up on everyone.” So, he put a trashcan behind Casey’s guitar cabin and I kind of stood there and threw up for a while while I played. It was pretty gruesome. Carmen: If you weren’t a rock star, what would you be? Josh: A rock star? Because I’m not one. But maybe, I don’t know. I get asked this question a lot and I don’t know because it’s the only thing I’ve like cared to do for a while now, so just to play and put out records and be lucky enough to do that. I just hope I’m not folding shirts at the mall. There’s a list of things I don’t want to be doing as opposed to what I do want to be doing. I don’t want to work at a car wash and I don’t want to be folding shirts at the mall. This job is plenty good for me Carmen: Kill, Fuck, Marry: Megan Fox, Lady Gaga, and Brad Pitt. Josh: (sighs). I think this is going to take a while to play out in my brain. Gaga’s got stones and might be the richest one. Carmen: She is. Josh: and Brad Pitt’s wonderful. And Megan Fox, I can do without. So you can do with that whatever you want. Take those answers. Carmen: Do you guys have bras or underwear thrown at you guys? Josh: No. Literally never. WE don’ really do that kind of thing. I mean, it must be flattering, but that doesn’t happen. Carmen: Would you guys appreciate it if it happened or would just be weirded out, like “Uh…” Josh: Well, with the age bracket of people who come to our shows would be questionable at best if their underwear showed up. I’d feel kind of skeezy about that. That won’t be alright with us. If you are of age and can prove it, I guess you can do whatever you want. But I think you’re a little young to be doing that at Warped Tour. So, try to avoid that at all costs.