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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Either She's Your Girlfriend or Your Roadie. Not Both

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What makes long tours bearable is getting on stage to play every night, the hard work of investing in your dream. Sure, working merch gives her something to do, but for women, it is sometimes a trap where you get cornered by lonely fans who hit on you, a captive audience for their small talk. You need to think about how different of an experience the road and shows can be for women, because if she is not aware and prepared for the realities of tour, it could be a bummer for everyone.

The point of tour is playing music, making connections, getting new fans -- being distracted from that work defeats the point. Tour is monotonous -- bring a book. There is so much room for weirdness and expectations to get in the way of everyone's goals and good times, it's a dicey prospect at best. If you want to go on tour with your girlfriend, start a band with her. Either she is your woman or your roadie, don't try to make her be both. -Fan

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