Starting this Saturday, I’ll see one of my favorite bands five times across four cities and three states over the next two months and travel just under 6,430 miles to do so.
I am going on tour!
It’s an interesting thing when a music fan declares, “I’m going on tour!” What does that mean, exactly? It’s not like you’re literally jumping on the bus with the band and riding from city to city, show to show with them. You’re not hauling gear, setting up for the show with the crew or slogging through media interviews during the day to promote your show and record. I’d almost argue you’re actually, kinda, stalking the band in a sense.
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