Dating a touring musician
Sorry (but not sorry), the truth is you’ll never make it on that motivation alone.The reality is this: groupies don’t care about you when you’re on the come up, because you’re likely broke and struggling. Also your shoes will always be sticky now and I do not have a solution. They will go on tour and boom — now they are invisible. OK, I just need to say in all the caps in the world: This. They sleep on a pile of garbage bags next to a pile of their own vomit. This way, I'll still talk to other people, but mentally I'm like, 2. and swing by your place, we hang out for a few hours, and then you have to be up at 8 a.m. • Work • Sleep • Family • Friends • Fitness That’s a bold statement, but I’d have to agree it’s kind of true.For me personally, I’ve dedicated most of my time towards work, sleep, and friends.
But whether you’re a male or female in the music industry, there are various complexities that can make romance extremely challenging. • Musicians/Artists get panties (or bras, or boxer shorts) thrown at them. People will hit on them after shows and you will usually be there watching it happen. It is important that you do not act like a dick about this and that you are extra-awesome to me after shows. I'm super-loyal and eerily dependable, but if I need to rehearse or record or do a photo session in an abandoned saloon somewhere, that's going to be more important than watching and honestly I'm not sure I ever will. However, most of my band mates and musician friends basically live on a stack of pizza boxes, whisky, and Muscle Milk. We might be at a party having a great night together, and then I get a song idea and have to lock myself and my instruments (look, sometimes I do bring them with me, you never know) in the bathroom for a while because it's a very good chord progression. It's got to be kind of weird to listen to them, but you're here now and they're not. I sleep on an awesome bed in a great apartment, full of color and life, and have only vomited on my own floor once and that was years ago and I had the flu. If they are inspired to write something, whatever you're doing has to stop. On some level, you have to think that my band is the best band in the world because we are really great, but also because you're with me and you think really great. Also, why is Smash Mouth your favorite band of all the time? All those songs I played you when we first met couldn't have been about you.