MISTLETOE & WHINE
FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM GOING TO WINTER WONDERLAND WITH FRANK CARTER
1 FRANK IS A CRACKSHOT AT THE RIFLE RANGE
It’s no coincidence Frank manages to hit the mark with his first shot at the rifle stall. “I own a rifle and occasionally go to this small-ish range not far from my house.” So that’s why no-one tries to burgle him…
2 …BUT HE’S NOT AS GOOD WITH A BOW AND ARROW
Frank’s beginner’s luck on the rifle range didn’t last, as he struggled to pop any of the balloons on the board in front of him. “That was impossible,” he moans. “Best stick to guns…”
3 HE’S TAKEN UP BOXING
After eyeing up a couple of Strongman Challenges, Frank reveals how he found a new way to keep up fitness over the course of a draining year. “I started boxing this summer – on tour, I have this cathartic and violent outlet from playing. When I come off, that energy gets contained… Boxing gives me focus.”
4 HE DOESN’T LIKE SUBDEGREE TEMPERATURES
Frank is not impressed with the -10° arctic chill of the Ice Bar, and even less so with the Game Of Thrones-style thermals given to protect us. “Let’s get out of here,” he grunts, before anyone starts eyeing up the bar menu.
5 HE SPENT LOADS OF MONEY ON A CHIROPRACTOR
Though excited by the prospect of fairground rides and a spot of dodgems, Frank decides against it as he’d recently “blown a wad of cash on a chiropractor” and it’s not worth undoing any of the expensive work done. Bah, humbug!