The fey ‘Lost in my head’ tour
I toured with an band from Lincoln down to SXSW in Austin, Texas and back up. It was truly one of coolest experiences getting to know these amazing artists as people and then watching them tear it up on stage. Here are a few more words about the tour.
Touring with a band for a week gives you a unique perspective into the daily grind that goes on behind the scenes. Behind every kickass show you’ll find months of writing, practicing, writing more, and practicing more. You’ll find thousands of dollars in equipment and a large stack of grocery receipts because each dime spent eating out is a dime less they can put towards their next album. There are dozens of hours spent on the road full of singalongs, bumpy car naps, great conversation and terrible leg cramps. From the outside in, you don’t get to see the check-in times, sound checks, or waiting until the end of the night to collect your gas money for the evening. You don’t get to see the unloading and loading of the trailer a dozen times a week nor do you get to share in the excitement with them as you reminisce on the crazy awesome show they just played on the car ride home while the adrenaline slowly dissipates. Then you get a short night’s sleep and do it all over again the next day. This tour was a wild ride and I learned more than I ever expected about this band, it’s hardships, it’s triumphs, myself and what I want to spend my time doing. These men pour their hearts out into each other and the music they make in a similar way to how I pour my heart out into the people I care about and the art I help to create. It’s a beautiful thing and I’m so thankful to have been become friends and collaborate with such a talented and outstanding group of artists.