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- Posted on Oct 5th 2010 4:00PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"We're putting together this gigantic DVD right now," Tegan Quin tells Spinner. "We're working on it quite hard right now because our plan is to put it out before spring, then we're going to go on a little bit of a break and not be touring. Basically, it's something to keep people entertained while we're away."
Amongst the footage featured on the special disc will be a section devoted to the Q&A period that the band held during gigs this past summer.
"Instinctually, I thought it might be weird," says Quin of opening up the floor to concert-goers. "I trust our audience, though. We try to treat them like our peers and friends, and when they act up, we have this really natural ability to calm them down ... We got a lot of people coming up to the mic and saying, 'Ahhhh! Oh my God! You guys rule! Ahhhh!', and we're like, 'Uh, is there a question? Is there a question?'"
The Q&A concept was launched by Tegan and Sara with the DVD in mind, as it seemed like a great way to showcase the different fans from each country they visited while on tour. Quin says there was one major trend amongst their followers worldwide, well, at least those willing to get behind the microphone.
"The commonality is that people giggle a lot," she says, unleashing some giggles of her own.
You can expect a whole lot more than silly laughter on the DVD, though. The material, culled from the pair's recent adventures in New Zealand, Australia, India and North America, features acoustic and in-store performances, footage from their live rock shows, and the always-illuminating (and sometimes regrettable) behind-the-scenes section.
As for a title, Quin admits to not being sold on anything just yet; it seems that piggybacking on the hilarious namesake of their 2006 DVD isn't out of the question, though.
"I still think to this day that 'It's Not Fun, Don't Do It' is a brilliant title," says Quin. "[That name] ... came from when we were editing together the behind-the-scenes stuff, and there was this shot of us running up this hill in Joshua Tree National Park. Sara gets about halfway up the hill -- we can't really hear exactly what she says but it's subtitled -- and she's huffing and puffing, and I scream, 'How is it?' and she says, out of breath, 'It's not fun, don't do it!'
So maybe this new movie will be called 'It's Still Not Fun, Don't Do It.'"