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How to Kill Time When You’re Stuck on a Tour Bus

Life as a rock star and musician may seem all glamorous, but the fact is that you’re not on stage all the time, and there is a lot of down time spent travelling from one gig to the next. This is even more so the case for artists who have a tour bus and rely on that as the main mode of transportation. With so much time spent on the bus though, life can get a bit boring. There is only so much practicing and writing you can do – you also need to relax and have some downtime.

With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of ways you can kill time while you’re stuck on a tour bus.

Enjoy a Little Online Gambling

Because you’re on the road and not able to pop into a casino whenever the mood hits, you may want to give online gambling a try. Bitcoin gambling sites have become quite the trend and provide players with hundreds of options. What this means is that you can check out new games all the time so that it stays fresh and exciting. Whether you want to kill just a bit of time, or you’re looking to sit back and relax for an hour or more, online gambling can prove to be incredibly entertaining. 

As for what kind of games you can find, these include online poker rooms, online slots, video poker, live dealer games, and plenty more.

Step into the Shoes of a Photographer

Another way to kill time is to try being an amateur photographer. You can actually document your travels through photo journalism, taking plenty of candid shots on the bus of you and your bandmates. Any stops you make can also be documented, allowing you to put together a full story by the time the tour wraps up.

Colouring Books – No, They Aren’t Just for Kids

You’ve seen kids use their colouring books as a way to stay busy and out of trouble, but did you know that colouring can also be a calming activity and a creative outlet? This is exactly why adult colouring books have become a hot new trend. These books tend to be much more detailed and can end up looking like a piece of artwork that you want to frame.

Just be sure to get a high-quality book with pages that don’t allow the markers to bleed through to the other side. You’ll also want to get a marker kit that has a large variety of colours and fine points that are perfect for detail work.

Travel Board Games – The Ultimate Way to Kill Time

Then we’ve got the classic road game activity which is the travel-sized board games you can purchase. You’ll find that all the classics come in conveniently packaged travel cases that are meant for road trips. Many feature magnetised playing pieces and boards so that you don’t have to worry about losing pieces.

Each of these ideas is sure to keep you happily busy and entertained while stuck on a tour bus.

About Stephen Vicino

Stephen Vicino is the founder of MusicExistence.com. He created this site to give talented musicians a voice and a way to be discovered.

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