The past month has been somewhat of a blur. Waking up, driving to a rehearsal, copious amounts of coffee or energy drink to stay awake, catching a flight, getting other work done while travelling, searching for power points so my phone doesn’t die, sound checks, meeting people, sleeping on floors, beds, couches, anywhere.
It’s exhilarating. I’ve seen a lot of Australia in 3 weeks and have so many amazing people. You have to forego certain luxuries during this season of life. Sleep, personal space, time to yourself and the list goes on.
I realised that Sydney is overpriced for everything. It cost me $20 to catch a taxi from one side of Adelaide to the other which would’ve normally costed me $80 in Sydney. Food and accommodation is also cheaper. People are also much nicer. I think it has something to do with the pace of life, which is much slower everywhere else. People just seem to enjoy life more outside of the suburban sprawl.
Music has a way of bringing people together. One person I know drove 2 hours to come see a show we were playing at. Music breaks down walls, insecurities and assumptions about people. Music is a way to simply be free.
Also, I’ve learned to just dance by myself when I like a song that’s played somewhere. As odd as that may sound, I feel so free. I don’t care about anything else but that moment, and it is exhilarating. In that short space of time, I am free.
I haven’t written this well, but I don’t know when I’ll get time to write well. living off 6 hours sleep regularly for the past month.
Parte 2 coming soon.