This passage describes David Dondero: a singer, songwriter as well as a transient. The following text is just a quotation about how Bazan recognized Dondero and his impression of Dondero.
MASTERS: Bazan says he admires his friend. He first met him when they toured Europe in 2008. Bazan says he watched him every night.
BAZAN: Whoever's in the room, even if they don't know about him prior, are just kind of captivated and it energizes him. And I could see it over and over again; him being plagued with self-doubt, you know, when he's not on the stage, when he's kind of going about his day. And then he gets up on stage and it's a reminder to him, like, oh yeah, I'm kind of made for this.
I have two questions:
- It seems that the word prior stressed above is used as an adverb. But from the dictionary, prior can only be used as adjective and noun. So is it wrong in the passage?
- What's the meaning of his day in the quotation?