Teen rocker Avril Lavigne cruises the backstage area of her gigs on a skateboard, because she can't tolerate walking the long distance between the canteen and the stage.

The COMPLICATED singer also admits her ideal eating conditions are far from ordinary - she regularly uses her skateboard as a dinner table.

She says, "When we play a big arena sometimes the distance from the stage to the catering area can be big so me and the band take our skateboards and use them as transport around the venue.

"When we get to catering sometimes I'll use the board as my little table."

10/05/2004 02:04