Six Reasons to Take Your Band On Tour
2. It's Good For The World
There is a Kurt Vonnegut quote that best exemplifies this point:
"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured."
Art brings people together. It forms deep and meaningful connections with people you would otherwise never meet. Go on tour and find out that there's beautiful, unique and genuine people in places like Billings, Montana or Lima, Ohio. Show them your stupid art and smile and kiss their hands after they show you theirs.
1. You Don't Have Enough Problems
If you live in America, you probably own the computer or smartphone that you're reading this article on. While you get pissed off and prepare to spend ten minutes writing a comment on this article that the author is just going to show his friends and laugh at, the second largest city in Iraq (Mosul, population 1.8 million) is currently in the hands of Islamic extremists.
So lie to your boss and go on tour with your band. Accidentally chip a tooth while swigging whiskey out of the bottle. Meet a nice guy or girl and spend the next week dreaming of an impossible romance. Reignite that fiery, minty love you had for chewing tobacco that you dropped back in your junior year of high school. You could probably use some excitement.
And if it gets a tad bit out of hand, just remember -- they're making a musical out of crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford's life. Develop enough problems and you just might get a Broadway production of your own.
Follow Drew Ailes on Twitter at @CountBakula.
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