I was checking Twitter when I stumbled upon an article by Tina Andreson, author of The Luxurious Nomad. The article discussed how to handle the Robert Pattinson tour – which is currently in Europe – and whether or not it’s worth hitting the road to see the musician in person. As someone who has been following the tour from the very beginning, I couldn’t agree more.
The Nomad Is A Phenomenon
The nomad phenomenon in general, and the Robert Pattinson tour in particular, is something to behold. Over the past year, the singer has played 22 shows in 22 different countries across four continents. He’s released two albums, Wildlife and Mountain Meadows, and has been featured in major media publications including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian. In November 2019, he will play his last show in Sydney, Australia before taking a break.
Don’t Hesitate To Travel
If you’re considering traveling to see the musician in person, don’t hesitate. While it may seem tempting to stay at home and avoid the hassle of airfare and accommodation, the nomad phenomenon is a testament to the power of travel. It would be a missed opportunity not to see this phenomenon in person. And you might just get a glimpse of the breathtaking Australian landscape along with it.
It’s All About The Fans
Ultimately, all of this is about the fans. Without them, none of this would be possible. The fans keep the bands and musicians relevant by continually engaging with them and reminding them about what they love about the artist’s or band’s work. For example, someone might tweet at Robert Pattinson, “Hey @robertpattinson, just saw you perform in Berlin last night. That was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen!” He’ll then have the opportunity to reply, “Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.” This person is acknowledging that he enjoyed the show, but more importantly, he is reminding Robert Pattinson that he enjoyed the show.
Similarly, if you are a fan of Eric Church, you might tweet at the country singer, “Hey @ericechurch, what is your life right now? Lol just saw your set in Phoenix and it was amazing!” Church would then have the opportunity to reply, “Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.” This person is once again thanking Church for the show, but he is also reminding him that he needs to be on the lookout for upcoming gigs and to be sure to attend them.
On the other hand, if you are a fan of Taylor Swift, you might tweet at the pop superstar, “@taylorswift13, I’ve been a fan of yours since I was a kid. Thanks for all the amazing songs! Can’t wait to see you in concert this fall.” This person is thanking Swift for her work, but more importantly, he is reminding her that he is a big fan and wants to see her perform this coming fall. Even if you’re not a fan of any of these musicians, you might find that they respond positively to these kinds of tweets, because they know that it comes from a genuine fan.
In addition to keeping the bands relevant, the fans play an important role in the communities in which they reside. If you are a fan of a certain band or musician, you might want to consider volunteering at a local music venue or museum. You can find out more at the websites for these establishments, because they are always looking for people to help out.
Of course, there is a downside to this. The downside is that there are very few practical opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite bands and musicians in person. Especially nowadays, with social media creating such a massive community, there are so many ways for fans to connect with their favorite artists. If you want to see a band or artist that you love, you’ll have to bear in mind that there will inevitably be a cost to pay, whether it’s in the form of tickets or money spent on travel.
On the other hand, there are plenty of ways for fans to connect with their favorite musicians and bands virtually. If you adore a certain band, you can follow them on social media to see all of their latest announcements, photos, and videos. You can also connect with them through exclusive articles that only appear on their websites or social media accounts. Alternatively, you can always contact the band directly through social media or their website to ask questions about upcoming shows or to share your thoughts with them.
For all the negatives associated with this lifestyle, there are also many positives. For example, there is the amazing feeling of being able to say that you were there when a band or artist performed live. There is also the pride that comes with knowing that you supported an independent artist or band by purchasing their album or going to see them perform live. All of this might seem like a lot of work, but sometimes it’s the little things in life that make it all worth it.
So, if you’re a fan of a band or musician and want to see them perform live, don’t hesitate to hit the road. Just make sure that you’re prepared for the unexpected and have everything planned, because there is no denying that these are some exciting times. It would be a shame to miss out on any of it because you were afraid of the unknown.