This new set of Tour Tips was written by the metal band, Fit For An Autopsy. You can check out their tips for being on the road, after the break.
1: Make sure you phone plan is sick. Don’t fuck this up. It’s your lifeline to girlfriends, wives, kids, family, etc. It’s also a television (Netflix), a radio, and a gaming system. Don’t slack on your phone game. Most important personal item.
2: TAKE FUCKING SHOWERS! No one wants to deal with a stinky guy/girl in a tour van or a bus. Keep your shit together and buy some fucking soap. You obviously don’t always get to shower but when there is one available get it done.
3: Don’t fight with your lady/family in front of your band. No one wants to hear or deal with that. It’s going to set the mood for the day and it’s a bummer. It happens to all of us, but try to keep personal shit out of the van. Dudes will be down to talk if you’re bummed but hearing a couple fight, it’s too personal.
4: Always frequent the same food/hotel/hangouts when you can. Eventually, people who work there will become familiar with you. It might not get you free shit or a hookup but it will definitely be cool to see people you know outside the tour when you are away from home for 40 days.
5: In my opinion the most important thing, keep your personal items SAFE. Either keep them with you, lock them in the trailer, or a secured safe. Don’t leave laptops/phones/headphones or other expensive important things laying about. It will result in broken windows and lost money.
Did you find these tips useful? Let us know in the comments below!
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