7/15/09 09:25 pm - tourz
i've been on tour since this past friday. its had its share of ups and downs. we've had van problems nearly every day. i think we've spent close to $500 on repairs/towing bills and the first van (which we had towed from sarasota to fort myers on day one) is going to require another $200 in repairs. its getting ridiculous. we have played five shows so far (columbus, ga / atlanta, ga / birmingham, al / jackson, ms / new orleans, la), and have only made money from the door at one show. we've made a few bucks on merch; but all together we haven't made enough to pay ourselves back for half of the gas, let alone the repairs. its just kind of a bummer since our last tour went so well. i guess i didn't realize how lucky we were last time.
the turnouts at the shows haven't been so great either. most shows have had a crowd of about 0-8 people. promoting shows in towns in different states can be so difficult. new orleans last night was the exception.. about 30 people were there and we made 60 bucks.
i'm still glad to be on the road though. as much of a bummer as it has been, i'm making the most of it and enjoying my time away from home and work. i do really want to sleep in my own bed, but i can deal for a few more days.
i feel like i really need to get back to the gym. i do get some exercise walking around and playing shows, but eating healthy on tour is so hard.
its funny how being around people constantly for days at a time makes me remember how much i tend to enjoy my privacy and alone time. its like a meditation thing or something.
i'm bad at operating laptops!