The Pale White – TOUR TIPS The Pale White – TOUR TIPS
In this Tour Tips segment, the indie rock band, The Pale White, give you their tips for being on tour. The Pale White – TOUR TIPS

In this Tour Tips segment, the indie rock band, The Pale White, give you their tips for being on tour. You can check out the feature, after the break.

Comfort is key:
When traveling in a cramped smelly van for hours on end, the best way to tackle that pesky pesky backache or constant stiff neck is to be prepared with a reliable pillow. We recommend a wrap around pregnancy pillow from IKEAs affordable range (£8.99). It wraps around your neck and drapes down your body, like a comforting bear hug. It also allows for up to two others to take part in the comfort. This also strengths bonding and band relationships.


Always hold on to your empty bottles:
If you’re traveling from Aberdeen to Coventry and in a tense race to reach soundcheck on time, sometimes service station stops simply don’t factor into your schedule. If you’re like a certain member of our band and need to urinate every 18 miles, this can prove incredibly problematic. Hold on to your plastic bottles. They come in handy more than you’d care to admit. Always discard sensibly and in the correct places.. along with your dignity.


Familiarize yourself with local audience customs and chants:
Different cities have different audiences. They all show appreciation and encouragement in their own distinctive and wonderful ways. Some have their own chants. Familiarise yourself with those chants. For example, when excited, crowds in Yorkshire tend to chant “Yorkshire”. This can also sound incredibly similar to, “you’re shit”. This can be very upsetting. With some research beforehand, egos can remain intact and you can bask in those chants without crippling anxiety weighing you down.


Choose your roadside meal wisely:
Money is tight and hunger has struck. You’ve filled yourself up with crisps and grapes from your rider at the previous night’s gig, but now you need a decent meal. Don’t get stung by a £7 plain ham sandwich at the service station. Find your nearest Wetherspoons, follow its siren call and bask in the familiarity and fair prices of everyone’s favorite chain. An added bonus: If you’re homesick, the identical menus and routine decor will surely offer you comfort.


Enjoy yourself:
It can be emotionally tiring and the long drives can be killer, but it’s unbelievably good fun. There is no better feeling in the world than stepping on stage and chucking yourself about for 30 minutes. You collect stories, see new places and meet weird and wonderful new friends. No day is like the last. Who knows, today might be the day your van breaks down? Maybe tonight your travel lodge will be unexpectedly fancy and decedent. Perhaps the kind server at Greggs will take pity on you missing the breakfast deal cut off point, and give you a bacon sandwich regardless. All we can advise is to drink it all in because it’s beautiful.

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(Photo credit: James Alexander Grieves)

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