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Reality TV Show Warped Roadies Sweats it Out in Phoenix Tonight

Touring around the country for two months to set up and break down Warped Tour almost every night sounds like a nightmare, especially in a place like Phoenix where the heat isn't doing anybody any favors. Being a part of the road crew is a tough job, yet the stars of Fuse's Warped Roadies behind the scenes documentary series embrace the chaos.

"It's really hard work, but it's totally worth it. We really do genuinely enjoy our jobs and enjoy the end product of what we create," says Kate Truscott, the Sponsorship Manager of Warped Tour who has been involved with the tour for the past eight years. "I think it's like anything else, just have to weigh the good with the bad and at the end of the day, the good is so much better than the bad."

The Phoenix episode of Warped Roadies premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on Fuse. We caught up with Truscott to discuss a day in the life of a Warped Tour roadie, what keeps her going, and how the crew made the Phoenix show work.

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Melissa Fossum
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