Why do you go to so many shows?
My wife asks me this very question all the time
Music period is my escape from reality. A concert is a fantasy world, everyone (usually) there for the same reason, the same cause lol is pretty cool. Displaying your love of the band you're seeing with everyone else who feels the same way so they get why you are doing what ever you are doing. I love a pretty broad spectrum of music too but none of those scenes compare to the GD scene. Not even close, even other jam bands like Widespread (although they are pretty close), nothing compares..
As far as travelling, yeah that is part of the adventure, many of the places I have been to see the GD or Furthur even I would have never visited otherwise.. I think that's pretty cool. I think it is fascinating seeing the same people everywhere I go whether it's in Colorado, the east or the west coast, whether I actually know them or not or just recognize the faces.. I probably shouldn't make every vacation centered around a furthur tour
but we always make it into just that - a vacation, plus going to places like norcal or NY is pretty cool anyways!
I agree it can get tedious and sometimes I question why the hell I do it but obviously it's worth it to me mentally. I find hometown shows stress me out more than going on the road. When I go on the road I am officially on vacation so I don't have to worry about work, babysitter and dogsitter and a lot of times our daughter goes with us anyway. But even with any "negative" aspects I do get recharged, I do shed away the BS from regular life, I do enjoy sharing my passion with likewise folks when I am in concert mode. Seems worth it to me!
By the way, shit when is my next show????? Oh yeah this Friday for Mickey Hart!! whew!!
All good reasons and most likely shared by everyone. Definitely a great
Have fun at Mickey!! My advice, and practice for that matter, is to go deep. Don't hold
Back, go for it full tilt. I've been amazed at the affect.