I cannot be the only one who gets this nervous energy, right?! Part of it, absolutely, is nothing but excitement! I haven’t seen the boys in a couple of years and I’m thrilled with the new material. The positive reviews from my partner-in-crime and others have only increased my level of anticipation! Perhaps, this year is a little bit more special because it has been a rough one for me. I remember, years ago, when I had a show coming up, it was all that I thought about, all that I worried about! I no longer have that luxury as real life has hit me upside the head a few hundred times since December. Therefore, maybe, I’m looking at these shows as a sanctuary, a place to get much needed relief. I have a whole weekend to just enjoy friends who I love and music that I love. I don’t have to think about my future, my career, my finances or anything else like that. It is all about fun and good times. I bet Duran likes it that way, too. 🙂
Of course, the other part has less to do with excitement and more to do with nervousness. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a planner. My friends always tease me about the tour binder but I suspect that I would be a basketcase without it. I need to know that any information I might need is readily available and that I have enough planned to ensure a smooth tour. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is plenty left open to make choices about! Despite being beyond prepared, I’m always a little worried about those elements of a show or tour that I can’t control! Will we get there on time? How long will the line be? Should we have lined up earlier? Will we have to fight for our spots (I hate GA!)? Did I take care of everything at home? Is there something I should have done before I left? I could go on and on.
Many reasons for today’s blog post. First, I suspect that I’m not the only one to feel this same sort of mixed anticipation. Second, I find expressing my thoughts and emotions to be a positive way to deal with my feelings or some crap like that. Lastly, this is a warning to our readers, to my family and to my friends, near and far. I experience this before just 2 shows in the Midwest, near home. I am an experienced tour goer, especially in both Minneapolis and Chicago. I swear that I would be capable of doing it all well in my sleep. That said, in less than a month now, the Daily Duranie and friends leave to go to England where we will be doing multiple shows in multiple cities. This type of tour will increase both the time and intensity of this nervous energy. People may want to proceed with caution when dealing with me for the next month!
Now, I plan on enjoying myself thoroughly for this weekend as it is the preview, the warm up, to the tour of a lifetime!!!