Are you a Super Fan? It could happen to any of us. Sometimes an artist comes along who just connects with you. You can’t stop listening to their music, checking their twitter feed and dreaming of following them around the world. And tagging along to every single show. In other words, you’re now a super fan. However, tours can be a lengthy business – Guinness World Records reckon Thirty Seconds To Mars’ monster 309 show tour is the longest ever. But to get really super fanny, it’s important to make full preparation for a life on the road. If this has never happened to you, then no problem but if the above rings true then here are some helpful tips to consider.
1) Reliable Equipment
Your car breaking down while following a tour could result not just in an end to your superfan fun, but a distressing situation if you’re in an unfamiliar place. As a result, it pays to do your research into a vehicle and select one that is both right for your purposes and well-reviewed. The good news is that this is generally getting easier – the New York Times found that more and more people are getting 200,000 miles, rather than 100,000, out of their vehicles.
2) Super Fan Fun Along The Way
A concert tour will take you across many weird and wonderful places in the world. Don’t focus on the band – make an itinerary to help you enjoy the full range of the trip. There will be attractions in every town and city along the way, and you should do your all to make the most of them. This will help you to stay interested and distract you during stops between shows, and will all in all make your trip even more worthwhile.
3) Looking After Yourself
Being on the road for extended periods of time can leave you fatigued and burn out. It’s important for your mental health that you take steps to look after yourself every step of the way. The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers highlight quite rightly that travel can be stressful to the mind and body. Keep your hygiene up to scratch, wash behind your ears, clean your underwear and check-in with family and loved ones (especially if traveling alone. Be real with yourself and your emotions. If you feel fatigue coming on, take a break. The crucial part is having a plan – anticipate where you can have a rest and where you’ll feel most tired, and work around it.
Following a tour is exhilarating and can build memories of your favorite artist that last for a lifetime. Be carefree, be wild, and enjoy every minute of it – but always look out for yourself. If you plan the trip properly, that means that every moment of the experience can be savoured.