I've only read the first post so far.... for me it seems like I can't get enough, almost like an addiction but I always say and tell myself that I'd much rather be addicted to good live music and a great community of folks then drugs/alcohol oIr something like that...
can't explain what attracts me to the music of the GD over anything else but it's there and I wont deny it.... I can't think of anything better to spend my money on then to make it to as many shows as I can... the music is enough for me and I used to just go see a show and come home but the whole sense of community makes it that much better and makes me want to be a part of as much as I could.... then there's always the sense that we don't know how long it will go on for, every show could be the last....
there is also the fact that so many shows are within 2-3 hours of me, and even if they are 5 or 6 or 7 hours away I still feel like it's to close to miss - cause for how long will I have this many chances to see them so close?
I don't share my love for the GD with anybody back home, except my mom pretty much so it just feels right and like home to be out on the road with the band and the whole community.
I still feel like I can't really explain how I feel, but I guess that's close enough for now
Thanks MM, this sums it up pretty well. You live where its not that far to go see a lot of shows, and so not as inconvenient, so you go a lot. I bet a lot of people would do the same as you if they could. Music first, before the scene got so good too. A healthy alternative as well, very nice. You're the coolest, have fun at the Capitol!!