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Justin Mortelliti [Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Today, Justin Mortelliti, who plays the role of Drew in Rock of Ages at the Venetian gives us a glimpse of what he carries in his duffel bag. Here, he carries an American Apparel duffel bag filled with apples, Red Bull and a change of clothes. Find out what's inside following the jump.
What kind of bag?
American Apparel duffel bag
What does your bag say about you?
It says that I'm on the go, not too dressy and easy going.
What's the most important thing in your bag?
Headphones and an apple.
How about the most surprising thing?
Sand from beach days.
What was the first bag you carried that was memorable?
It was a small Mickey Mouse duffel bag that I brought to my mom-mom's or my aunt's house when we had sleepovers.
The contents of Justin Mortelliti's duffel bag [Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Name eight items in your bag and why you must carry them:
1. Headphones, because I never know when I need to tune out the world.
2. An apple, because I never know when I'll need a quick snack or energy.
3. Change of clothes in case one of my crazy cast members plans a last-minute epic night out on the town.
4. Cologne for a quick Italian shower after the show.
5. Spa key in case I have time for a work out or steam before the show and need a locker key.
6. Rock of Ages family coupon, because I'm always getting a last-minute text or email from friends or family who are coming to town and want tickets to the show.
7. Hair ties/rubber bands, because this rock 'n' roll mess of hair needs to be immediately pulled up and out of my face after two hours of head bangs every night.