Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’
Towson, MD- I gaze out the window to yet another unfamiliar intersection, in an unfamiliar town. Only ten more days til I return home; it has been six days since my last tour-blog entry. I’ve been informed that these final two weeks or so are marked by a common phenomenon known as “End-of-Tour-Blues.” Last night, after the gig in Allentown, PA, we spent a good portion of the evening singing along to and discussing the musical stylings of Queensryche, Journey, Skid Row, White Lion, Van Halen; at the tops of our lungs, we found common ground in the anthems from our childhoods. Many of the songs I recognized, but didn’t fully know. In fact, most of the tunes I’d heard before but couldn’t recite one lyric back to anyone. The true beauty of this exercise in enchantment was the fact that it was the most important thing we had to do at the time. Who wouldn’t miss a lifestyle where singing timeless songs with new friends ranks high on your to-do list?
The road has served as a school of songs for me, a lesson in humility with every new town I wake up in. There are so many souls out here that I long to connect with; the whole point of all of this is to feel like I am a part of something much larger than my own idea of reality. The only way I know how to reach out to others is through words or melody.
So as our great, steel wagon makes the slow turn back west, I both yearn for and dread my return to normalcy. But how do I define normal? I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV… Sin fucking City. I’ve had more fun and been in more trouble than most will experience in their entire lifetimes. I wish to share the fantastical things I’ve seen and done, including this tour with IN THIS MOMENT. I wish to give others a glimpse of the different planes of existence that are out there… waiting to be lived. The only way I can think to accomplish that is by pouring my heart out. I hope it’s enough…