When people think of a musician, all they see is the glitz and glamour of it all. They see the adoring fans, the adrenaline rushes they must get from living their dreams. There's more to it than just that - a lot more. So whenever a musician talks about the more challenging aspects of it, people just call them ungrateful and blow it off.
What we often don't see is the actual work of it. There's rehearsals, there's technical issues, there's the factor of hardly ever being home in your own bed with your own families. You have almost no privacy, ect.
Its a real job -an exciting job, but a job none the less. Despite the fact that a lot of bands will meet thousands of people every day, it could get very lonely and stressful. Because they're cooped up in a twenty foot tour bus for hours or sometimes days on end, or in a hotel room. Days blend together, and so do states. It becomes easy to forget where you are! Some have spoken up and said if they could just automatically show up in another town and automatically be on stage, touring would be a lot more fun. Them getting to interact with fans, and be on stage is the fun part -its what a lot of them live for, but the in between does kind of suck sometimes.
Obviously, I'm not a musician, so I am only speaking from what I have witnessed. If you are a musician and have experienced any of this, feel free to chime in about how you feel about it. The main point of this is to say this; bands are not given enough credit. 'Musician' is an occupation, whether or not many believe it. A lot of fun jobs get wrriten off as just a hobby, but that's not the case. Not every job has to suck. You can genuinely love what you do if you find the right thing.
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