And We Re Back

And we're back….
04/09/08 | by harfordsound

Check check one two, hey hey.

And we’re back. I havent been able to log in, so Ive been getting behind on this.
The next update is coming in 2 parts. I have a very special update coming soon. It’s just been taking a while to type up.

Today’s section is more of a reflection session, looking back over the past few weeks of being on the road…

Life on the road is a lot different from living at home, and it’s not as exciting as everyone makes it out to be. At home you form a schedule, where you get up each morning, shower, eat breakfast, and prepare for the day ahead. You drive to work, do your job and come home at night. Sit around the house for a few hours, and then it’s off to bed.

Life on the road is nothing at all like that. Each day is completely different, and full of twists and turns. Basically, I wake up about 20 minutes before load in each day, brush my teeth and maybe find something quick to eat for breakfast. Then, Ill load into a new venue, and go to work. This is the only part of my job that is close to the same each day. We’ll setup whoever is headliner, sound check them, strike the kit, sound check direct support and then backline everyone else. Then I’ll have a few hours to maybe find some food. After the shows, we pack up and I hope that I can get a shower that night. Sometimes we’re not so lucky, and end up going 1 or 2 days without a shower. I come back to the bus wanting to relax after a show, but instead Im stuck listening to loud music and dealing with people partying. And then when bus call comes along, I finally get to relax. Ill jump into the bunk and call my loved ones back home. Then, whenever I get tired, Ill fall asleep as we drive off to another city. Rinse and repeat.

Believe it or not, it gets boring after a while. Luckily, Im with a group of awesome people and they keep it interesting. Ive also found a new love for video games. Im hooked on x-box’s Call of Duty and Golf. I wish we had a Nintendo wii though… Oh well, maybe next tour? But anyway, Im rambling…

One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with on tour is being away from the people that I love. I miss everyone back home, and I cannot wait to see them tomorrow at 9:30 club, and Saturday in Lancaster. It’s been pretty hard not seeing my Girlfriend Roxanne, and I miss her a lot. I also miss my family, and my doggies at home. And surprisingly, I miss doing local shows at home.

But, with these losses comes a lot of new things. Everyone on this tour is slowly becoming my extended family. We all act like brothers and get along great. Im getting really close with some of the guys in ATL, as well as The Rocket Summer. We all keep each other going and make things very fun. Without the amazing group of people Im with, I dont know if I could keep going. This tour so far has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I cant wait to see what the future holds.

Tomorrow night, I get to sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a month. Im really looking forward to that as well.

Oh well….
Back to the world of rock and roll.

Oh yeah… Have you ever wondered what would happen to a can of beer if it got really, really hot?

Maybe it would look something like this?

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That is what happens when a can of beer sits in a cooler right next to the engine compartment on the bus. Basically, after 12 hours of driving, and no ice, it got very hot in that cooler…

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