THINGS I'VE LEARNED ON TOUR
I've been touring on and off for 7 years. Here are a few things I've picked up so you don't have to.
- •People are generally kind and generous
- •Time passes at a different pace when you're on the roadThat's just science.
- •Habits are easy to form and very hard to break, especially in a group
- •I can get used to anything: a sub listWendy's, the odors of others, music I thought I couldn't stand, people I wouldn't tolerate at home, no privacy, getting asked the same questions every day, having my picture taken, reading in the van, sleeping in the van, not sleeping anywhere, not knowing where I am, public toilets, living the dream
- •Expensive hotels make you pay extra for wifi & breakfast, cheap hotels provide them free
- •The local opener sucksI make a point to watch every band we play with for at least 1 song. A thousand shows later, there hasn't been a single local band that I've liked. Sad, but true. Ima keep at it out of respect. We've all been there. I'm sure my band sucked too.
- •Whatever is happening in New York doesn't mean shit to everyone else
- •We live in a large, beautiful, complex country with proud local cultures and subtle regional snack variations
- •There's always tomorrow