A lot of young people have a very big heart’s desire to follow their favorite band on tour. Those that actually do this usually do it on a gap year or a spring break. Lots of people advice against following a band on tour because they see it as a waste of time and money. But following your favorite band on tour has a lot more up sides than you might think. Here are the top reasons to take the plunge and follow your favorite band the next time they hit the road.
Traveling is good experience
Traveling is good for your physical and mental health and especially for learning new things. When you travel a lot you learn a lot about the world, different people, different cultures, different styles and different techniques on how to do things. Stephen Collins, for example spent 17 years abroad in countries like the United States, France, Mexico and more. While exploring these areas and having fun he fell in love with fashion and architecture and later started his very own interior design firm that was fueled with personal experience and inspiration he found on his journeys. By following your favorite band on tour you might just get that brilliant idea or develop that passion that could one day mean an own business for you.
You make lots of memories
While you follow your band on tour you do much more than just attend concerts and festivals. You and your friends make a lot of fun memories and can do a lot of fun things along the way. You can explore, see and have a great time.
Build self confidence
When you do more and see more you have more to share with friends and family which makes you a much more interesting person. By exploring the world and having a good time you build your own personal self-confidence.
Learn to be flexible
While on tour you need to be flexible and you need to travel light. These skills will definitely come in handy for the rest of your life because if you are more flexible you will seize more opportunities and if you are one of those people who can get by with little, you can do a lot more and enjoy life a lot easier.
See the world
It is great fun to see different places, towns, cities, countries and experience what it is like to live in different areas of the world. There is no better way to get to know different places than to explore it for yourself because books and TV shows often show only what they want you to see.
When you struggle on your own, do things on your own and make your own decisions you truly learn who you are. You discover your own unique personality and you learn just what a strong person you truly are.
You get to listen to music!
And of course you get to listen to all of your favorite songs and see your favorite band hit it off at each and every different town and location which is a fantastic experience in itself.