Lisa Mitchell – TOUR TIPS Lisa Mitchell – TOUR TIPS
In this Tour Tips segment, the singer-songwriter, Lisa Mitchell, gives you her tips for being on tour. You can check out the feature, after... Lisa Mitchell – TOUR TIPS

In this Tour Tips segment, the singer-songwriter, Lisa Mitchell, gives you her tips for being on tour. You can check out the feature, after the break.

1. Don’t. (bahaha)
Unless you really really really really really really really really really REALLYYYYYY WANT TO!!!! Yeh, but seriously !! Utter lust for life is required for the ridiculous circus that we gently name, ‘tour’. UTTER VIVRE, darling!!!! You have to be bleeding joy and humor and jokes and lolz and all manner of hysterical behavior to get out alive !!!!! ALL IS TESTED ON THE ROAD, MY FRIEND. It’s like, hardcore school camp, WITH the often-complicated matter of BEARING YOUR SOUL to hundreds, and hopefully, thousands and sometimes, THREE strangers every night. Are you ready for this?


2. Do what chu gotta do.
Buy that slightly more expensive pair of bedsocks. Book in that massage before soundcheck. Call your Mum even though you’re way past your roaming fee for Denmark. F-it. Get an Uber back to the van/bus/hotel/friends couch from the trendy-schmendy party everyone else wants to go to and call your boyfriend who is so chuffed about how he totally smashed his Dad at golf and had ‘bachelor dinner’* again. Normality rules this game, young Jedi.


3. Corn chips are not food.
You must eat well, my friend. To quote Hemingway, ‘We ate well and cheaply, we drank well and cheaply and we slept well and warm together and loved each other.’ You are a complicated fire of music and feelings and time-zones. Your body is like the witch or wizard you never knew you were – treat it good and it’ll help you tenfold. Yeh, it might’ve taken me, like, um, nearly a decade to work that one out… (!)


4. Find animal friends.
Animals have super powers and on tour, we need all the super powers we can get, right?! There is nothing more grounding and transporting than a cute wittle doggie friend at the cafe! Just go for it! The key is not to hesitate, let them smell your fingers first – and while I risk boring you with too much detail, this annoys me with people so I’ll share – let them smell your fingers first so they don’t just see a hand go straight to their blind spot between their eyes, like EVERYONE else does. Don’t be another dumb human, be cool. The pup will love you more. Plus I don’t want you to get bitten on your quest for looking super-powers, ok? So? Smell first.


Idea: make friends with the owners and put them on the door list (?) Then you can play with their puppy more!! Haha – my priorities are pretty hilarious, aren’t they!?


5. Sleep, mofo. And if you can’t sleep, lie down.
Yah. Ooh, it’s a big one! Man, I don’t know about you, but if I ain’t had a bit of shut-eye, things go south. And if you’re wired, just being horizontal and reading or listening to music is just as good. May the force be with you. ; )


* Bachelor Dinner: When your girlfriend is away, buy a foot-long Subway, cut in half. Eat one-half for lunch, the other for dinner.

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