Denver Man wrote:
I never went on a full tour. It was always a mad dash from colorado to shoreline or vegas or oakland or tempe etc for a run and then a mad dash back. I never fully understood how people could do it. Back then $$ was a huge factor. Now time and coordination are the limiting factors. You need a combo of all that stuff to make it happen and I have never had it all at once. I have always been jealous of people who had it all (and still am). Living in CO doesn't help, it's not like living in the NE, it takes a good full day of driving just to get out of CO let alone getting to California or oregon. In that amount of miles you could hit a million shows in the NE (or the Bay). Still wishing to do a full tour but if their route is anything like last fall there's no way I would hit all of them. For example, portland oregon to shoreline in one night?? Hell no.
Where you are based out of makes a big difference. For those who have
travelled via the highways and bi-ways in the west can attest, shows were
generally further apart.
If you had forgone your job or education would you be better off today
and in the position you are today to travel far and wide? Sometimes
delayed gratification is a good thing.