This is of the many teenage girls who I follow on Tumblr semi-ironically, only it turns out she’s pretty cool and has a sense of humor. With that said, she is still a 19 year-old girl so she still dreams of ‘doing something amazing with her life.’ In this case, that apparently means going on tour with a band. Also, she isn’t actually a Tumblrslut (more like just a Tumblrgirl) so please don’t be mean [in b4 white knighting accusations]
I already touched on the sad truth that being in a band is for losers, but let’s tell this girl exactly what touring is like. I have never been in a real band, but I’ve spent plenty of time traveling and hanging out with friends who are, and from what I can tell it’s about 22.5 hours a day of boredom punctuated with 30 minutes of fun while you are playing and 60 minutes of manual labor (hauling in, setting up, taking your gear down, etc). The rest of the time you are hungry, tired, hungover, hot/cold, and hanging out with sweaty dudes or annoying girls. This seems to be true whether you are playing basements or 1000-cap theaters.
This bish is apparently the merch girl for, uh.. ‘COOL’. Mirin the selection of traffic cones.
And in this case of this girl who isn’t actually in a band, it will probably be even less fun. She’ll have to be the merch girl, which means dealing with stupid kids who want to meet the band and dudes creeping on her all night for what amounts to less than minimum wage. She won’t be able to watch the other bands (which she will be sick of after two nights anyway), will be treated poorly by everybody, and spend most of her time twiddling her thumbs behind the merch table and making Tumblr posts about how she is in city X, is super bored, and people should come hang out with her (but they never will).
Is this an accurate picture of what ‘life on the road’ would be like for this girl?? Should she drop out of college to ‘pursue her dreams’? Is being on tour the 21st century equivalent of running away with the circus????