Well, it is almost the end of 2021, we made it somehow. I know a lot of people went back out on tour. But there are still a lot of venues being extra cautious of covid-19. What the future will hold who knows. We also have other bigger fish to fry including Astroworld.
Without a doubt, I truly felt that the situation could have been handled better at Astroworld. No lives should ever be lost during a concert. Concerts are suppose to be happy and joyous times. It’s one of the main reasons why I do my job after ten years. I’m lost for words for the devastating events.
With that being said, I hope 2022 is better for everyone. For me personally, while I’m very happy work picked back up. I’m still worried about covid-19, shootings, and large gatherings that can suffocate people. It is my responsibility and duty as someone in industry to look after the concert goers.
I will say this. Getting back into the swing of touring again, is another roller coaster in itself. Trying to get the right amount of sleep, on top of remembering to eat and then, of course, remembering if you showered that day or the night before. Did I mention you still have to do your job?!
Do I think I want to do this for the rest of my life? I don’t know. It does take a special person to live on a tour bus a be a 20-year roadie. To give up your weekends completely. To live your life on the road on someone else’s schedule. To eat catering food three times a day and it may or may not be good food.
Are there perks to the job? Of course! Lots of perks. First off, you are working a show. I’ve spent PLENTY of money going to shows before I started working in the industry. Secondly, you do have time to have fun. Like I created Balloon Girl On Tour. It’s pretty much an inside joke between friends. But if you want to catch a glimpse of my adventures, feel free to follow on Instagram: @balloongirlontour
I just finished my fifth season in the production office at Summerfest. Needless to say, I’ve come a long way since I first started. I put up with less bullsh** and I don’t have time for attitude. Which is great for me because more people respect me more for it.
And that’s all I really out of life. To have people respect me and to be happy.
Simple right… Not.
Currently at the moment, I’m somewhere in Minnesota. I say that because I was in Milwaukee for two weeks, Nashville for less than 24 hours, then up to Indiana and now I think I’m in Prior Lake. Great Lake Festival I think .
Am I exactly where I want to be in my career, no. But I’m getting to where I want to be and I’m working hard for it. It’s one of the best feelings in the world. People seeing and knowing you are working hard, and you are finally getting recognized for it.
I’m not going to lie, I get really excited for this time of year!
It’s not only the warmest time of year (Or getting there). It is also the time of year for baseball pants and outdoor concerts!
I really love what I do, and that’s why I fight for it every day. Which is why, I can proudly say, I’m finally going on tour. Well technically I already started but you get what I’m saying.
I’m working merch for an artist here in Nashville, I’ll be headed to Milwaukee and Des Moines this weekend. As excited as I am for this new opportunity, I’m also very nervous. Because most of my work is working with artists, agents, VIPs, not handling clothing.
Needless to say, I’m digging the gig so far. I like the band, the TM/PM, the bus driver, her manager; So far, everyone is down to earth and chill.
…But it’s the beginning of touring season, let’s see how this goes when November rolls around.