Rules when dating a musician
All of these tips work just as well for girlfriends of male musicians too, by the way.Or girlfriends of girlfriends, or boyfriends of boyfriends -- whatever turns you on, as they say. Don't Yoko Ono Seriously, it's the biggest cliché in the book -- do you want to be a part of it? She works very hard, but she is not always better than the rest of her band. You’re lucky he is using the quarter to call you, instead of buying gas or food. Never say anything negative about your man’s band that you cannot say to him. Don’t follow him around at shows like a lost puppy, he is taking care of business, find your own crowd. Going from preppy to Nu to hardcore shows you are not your own individual. If he calls while out on the road, don’t complain about when he is coming home. If you’re a stripper, keep work on the pole, not at shows. Relationship problems can be dealt with after the show. If they have a show out of town, don’t drive just so you and your boy can have “alone time”. Even an ardent cynic will find the sight of a guy strumming away, all wild hair and tortured expression sexy as HELL. You don't get his Talking Heads circa reference but you laugh anyway and hope it slips under the radar. He can't fathom why you paid £50 to see Alt-J when he could have made a call and got you backstage. He simply cannot fathom why you'd willingly pay upwards of £300 to sit on a beach elsewhere as that would be passing up opportunities to hang out in artisan coffee shops and dinge-bars. His hand-to-mouth existence means the prospect of planning anything beyond the next three hours makes his palms sweat. They are the perfect storm of qualities we know will lead to heartache (ours) and yet still we allow ourselves the fantasy that maybe we will be his Penny Lane (we won't.) If you're dating a musician, here are some tips for navigating your way through… You will always, unreservedly and unashamedly come second. He'll have more intense relationships with his bandmates than he'll ever have with you. Heck, if we didn't need to be at work at nine, we'd also be tempted to sip rioja in the kitchen at 2am on a Tuesday night, chewing the cud over whether Jeff Buckley's finest hour was prophetic in the wake of his unexpected demise. Ok so consciously-uncoupling's got Gwynnie written all over it but when quizzed about their split, Chris Martin essentially bemoaned his inability to extract enjoyment from what was otherwise a great relationship because of "this". His existential crisis is the Camilla to your Charles and Diana. His neuroticism puts him at the centre of any number of imagined scenarios in which he's letting you down or breaking your heart or HEY WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR A SONG! Please accept these new tips for dating Musicians have an uncanny ability to send shivers down the pants of even their most a-sexual of onlookers.
Don’t turn yourself into a walking flyer for your boyfriend’s band. Do not bogart her attention at shows (see Proper Show Behavior).