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Stygian / Blog

In between tours

After 45 days on the road with Mushroomhead people might wonder what it was like, did we want to get home, did we want to stay out, did we become rich and famous, when will we be back..and so forth. The truth is there is no experience like touring, at least not for me personally and I believe I can speak for the band. Like anything in life that you might love, it has it's ups and downs. We played some great venues and some venues that barely had sound. We drove thousands of miles with no problem and also missed a show and went through 2 tows because of one small vehicle issue. We played some of our best shows and also suffered some of our worst when we were all sick. We went days on end without a shower and ate more Mcdonalds than anyone really should but the key factor was that for us, the notion of time disappeared. Monday was the same as Friday. It didn't matter what time or day it was, we just had our routine. Get to the venue, set up our merch, bring in the gear, back-line, talk to the peeps, rest a bit, come out and kill it, and then hang with the fans until leaving in the middle of the night for the next town. You truly don't know what it's like until you've done it. It was a humbling experience and I learned a lot about my band and myself.

Near the end I'd be lying if we weren't craving our showers, our own beds, a good hot meal and for some of us our significant other. However, it was more about a recharge than anything else and after a week home I think we were all ready to go back out. There's just something special about being out there entertaining and living your dream. Even better was being out there with Mushroomhead because they simply kick ass every night. They are also straight up guys and treated us very fairly and never made us feel like it was our first major tour. And now it is a must that we get back out there because it's very tough to be home with people asking us everyday when we're coming back.