Re: England vs EUROPE. different ways of treating bands on tour
Not read this through properly either, but all the hardship, shit that goes wrong, driving two hundred miles to play to 3 people, fuckin makes it for me. Sleeping outdoors, pushing broken down vans, eating horrible food, and then laughing ourselves stupid about it later..... I don't remember comfortable beds, great internet cafes, or the comparitive ammount of drinks tokens I occassionally got..... The characters, the insanity, the laughter, the triumph over adversity, and actually playing fun gigs, that's the fuckin money shot right there!.... And even some bands that get payed well, get 'looked after', still have this spirit. Honestly, anyone on tour moaning about hardship is a fuckin cunt..... Your so fuckin lucky to be doing it at all!
I've seen bands on anally retentive comfort tours, they're little neurotic individuals in fussy little worlds of their own. They don't even talk too each other, only interact to discuss how much they expect to get payed, what problems they have, or how far the hotel is from the venue, that's literally it, they don't even like each other........ Shoot 'em all.