Yes there are many different reasons why I travel. Here is my story....
From a young kid I've always been fascinated with music. I started getting into the Grateful Dead as I was starting college and my dream job of radio. When I was in radio I was discovering lots of new bands and new music and it was all so great but the Grateful Dead is something that always seemed constant in my rotation. My love for the dead was growing! In 2009 I traveled to my first Dead show in Chicago. Quite an experience! It was my first ever shakedown street/lot and I was in love! I wanted to experience that more! Then Furthur came around and my job was kicking in full time and radio was kind of being put on the back burner for a couple of different reasons. I needed something to do so I started traveling the midwest for Furthur shows because of course no hometown stops so I was forced to go to nearing cities like Chicago and Columbus. For a year or two I only made the Midwest stops.
July 31, 2011 changed my life!!! Furthur in Alpharetta, GA. Their last stop on their 2011 Summer Tour. I almost didn't make a show that summer because no midwest dates. And my last one was Nov. 2010. I decided I had to see a Furthur show so I'll go to the closest one possible 10 hours away. Best show of my life!!!! Something clicked after that show and 2 months later I found myself across the country in Eugene, OR for the 2011 Fall Opener and I haven't looked back since!!!!
And of course around the time of the Alpharetta show I had joined the Forum. This place and the people has a lot to do with my traveling as well. I've met so many grateful friends here! Friends that have helped me get to shows, gave me a place to stay,and shared their love with me during a show! There isn't anything better in this world!!!
Of course I love the music, the people, and lastly I love checking out new places I've never been...
Furthur has brought me all around this country. I visited places I never imagined I could have went to. They gave me the push to get out there! I love them for that! And wont stop til they stop!
I love the Grateful Dead, I love Furthur, and I love you!
Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!