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10 simple ways to tell you are on tour in a DIY band

Posted by Matt

If you answer yes to 7 or more of the following below, you are probably on some sort of DIY tour.

  1. You are driving on a highway all day surrounded by stinking dudes.
  2. Its a sunny day, you are outside in a strange city, and everyone is looking at you like you just raped their toddler-sister during a Satanic ritual.
  3. Everyone is chain smoking.
  4. You are drunk before midday.
  5. Coffee is redundant.
  6. You can see someone sculling goon mixed with orange juice in every photo you take (see left for example).
  7. No one has anything but the vaguest idea of what they are doing or where they are going.
  8. You haven't seen a hot girl in 2 days.
  9. Your ears are ringing.
  10. No one has anything to say to each other, so instead you simply repeat the same 5 catchphrases over and over.

Seek help.


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