We have interviewed Tristan more than 2 dozen times, but this one from November 30, 2013 was a little different – and started a trend. He probably regrets saying that we should send him ridiculous, silly, or funny questions, because that’s what we did, and we've been doing it off and on ever since. We had plenty of laughs, and this one is so good that we brought it back one more time. Over the next few weeks, we will be reposting many of our early interviews, and we think you will enjoy this chance to get to know Tristan a little better or to take a little stroll down memory lane. Enjoy!
What is the biggest practical joke you ever played on someone? What is the biggest practical joke played on you? Was Sasha Farber involved in either of these?
Tristan: "To be honest I’m not much of a prankster - I like funny things happening and I make fun of people in a nice way but I don’t set up pranks. I like to scare people so I hide a lot. I know it's childish but it’s very, very funny to me - haha!! I don’t scare Sasha much but we try to make each other laugh or feel uncomfortable at inappropriate times. That’s always fun to do."
Considering some of the interesting costumes you’ve worn on DWTS, if you were forced to wear the sailor suit or guyliner again, which would you choose as the lesser of two evils?
Tristan: "Tough one. I dislike both equally as much but it is what it is. Sometimes I actually don't mind wearing that gear - obviously not at the weekend - I mean at work!!! If it works for whatever I'm doing, but I don't go out of my way to ask for sailor suits and eye liner! I hate tight pants; it wrecks my head when it looks like I'm wearing children's clothes - Haha! Skinny jeans and all that garb suit some people, but I am not one of those people."
How does it feel to have a Twitter account that honors your hair? (In case you haven’t seen it, it’s hilarious and it is called @TristansBedhead.)
Tristan: "I think it’s very strange! Ha! More so considering how much I neglect it, it probably tweets just as much as I do!!!! I couldn’t imagine how that would work but if you have taken the time to set it up or participate in - whatever it does - thank you! It encourages me to continue to pay no attention to it - don’t get me wrong, the hair is very clean!!!"
On the off chance that we get to look inside your refrigerator, what fascinating things might we find?
Tristan: "Nothing strange - haha- but the house is always full of porridge and bread. I have this weird thing where I love making bread!! Haha! I also love emptying and finishing off packets of things so I generally try make a lot of things just to use up ingredients ."
We all love the bright blue shirt you’ve worn a couple of times for the bumpers on DWTS. Care to raffle it off to one lucky MacManiac? Or perhaps the suspenders from your Cha Cha with Nancy? Or a lock of your hair?
Tristan: "You can have whatever they will give you - the hair???!!! I always wondered what people do with locks of hair when they get them - Haha! I know people sometimes keep their child's first hair cut or something, but I don't know about adult hair collecting for pleasure...I hate getting haircuts, but I love getting it washed in the hairdressers (is that weird?)"
Let’s talk Karoake Bar. You’re there, you might have consumed a few beverages, you pick the song. What will it be?
Tristan: "Doesn't happen! I sing when nobody is listening, and then when people stop to listen I stop too! But I love "Walking in Memphis" and I love country music and "Piano Man" always gets lashed out of it in the house when the whiskey is flowing."
What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you on stage?
Tristan: "It depends on what you think strange is - haha! I’ve laughed on stage a lot instead of what I’m supposed to do. I guess that’s strange or I have talked for so long I forgot what I was there to do."
What is the most trouble you got into when you were a kid, and if we asked your mother would she say the same thing?
Tristan: "I wouldn’t want to encourage anyone to do any of the things I did as a kid so I will keep them to myself - the people who know about it are the people who were there with me and the people who caught us. Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies!! Let’s say my ma knows what she knows and I know what I know. Haha!"
Tell the truth - have you ever danced the Macarena, the Funky Chicken, or anything Gangnam Style, and if so, is there a video and where can we get it?
Tristan: "I’m sure at some stage the Macarena was danced and the chicken thing as well. Certain things happen that sometimes require you to dance these things with the kids, but all that Gangnam is a horrible, horrible thing. I dislike it a lot - like the fox thing - it irritates me so I have never and will never do that, no."
Some people have elevated you to superhero status, so the next logical question is – Of all the superheroes, which one are you most like? (or which one would you most like to be like?) If superheroes aren’t your thing, what about a Disney or cartoon character?
Tristan: "Haha - I dont know about that. Thor was always my favourite as a kid but I think maybe The Hulk because of my temper when it goes off, but that’s very rare these days. Haha! I wish I could be Cu Chulainn though - best hero of them all. I do like superheroes."
What is your favorite “sing in the shower at the top of your lungs” song?
Tristan: "Faithfully by Journey - hahaha!"
On a scale of 1 to 10, how are your bartending skills?
Tristan: "Working it - 1. Keeping it busy - 10."
What is the strangest thing a fan has ever done? (other than ask you these questions, we mean)
Tristan: "Some have been very rude to my misses on occasion. To me that is very, very strange. I appreciate that people enjoy the work I do and think I am a nice person but I find it strange when with one look someone can praise me for being so nice to people and then in turn be so rude themselves to someone who makes my life so worthwhile. That’s a bit too serious as an answer maybe."
What makes you squeal like a girl? (mice, spiders, stuff like that)
Tristan: "Football and people touching my arse. Hahahaha! I hate it!"
If you were to create a twerking instructional video, which of your fellow pros would you ask to assist you in this creative endeavor?
Tristan: "This is something that will never ever ever happen."
Which MacManiac do you fear the most?
Tristan: "It’s a toss up between the one who wanted the hair – hahaha - and the one in the tree outside."
If you could describe the MacManiacs with any five words, which words would you use?
Tristan: "Loyal, O-mazing, Vocal, Epic, Devoted"