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#1
Okay I've come to a crossroads in my life. The band I'm in has gotten a record deal and the company wants to put us on tour. But right now, I'm attending college at A&M College Station and I love it there. And, my girlfriend and I have dated for two and a half years and plan on getting married after college. That is, unless I go on tour. If I go on tour, all of my plans and A&M are pretty much gone. I have also have a $10,000 scholarship to consider dropping if I drop out of college. Either way, sacrifices have to be made.
If I wait till I graduate, that opportunity with the company will be nonexistent. And, what if we take the deal and then we don't make it? What if we don't sell? Then there's no college to go back to, and I end up back on my doorstep, living at home with NOTHING. And not to mention my girlfriend, I'm pretty sure we would be done as well. I just don't know what to do. I am seriously freaking out.

Your thoughts?
#3
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Everyone goes to college these days! But not too many people get to tour! FOLLOW.YOUR.DREAMS!

Hit the road bro

PS: I don't know how old you are, but assuming you got a record deal, you are still young. Don't get married. If your band falls apart go to community college or start another band.
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#4
Damn sounds like a ****ty situation to be in, In my honest opinion this isn't something "the pit" can really answer because is a HUGE situation...but you should do it men that's all i can say...btw u got your band's link?!?! I wanna hear some of you band's music!
#5
Personally I'd stick with the scholarship, you're lucky to have that kind of opportunity. The music would be the adventure of a lifetime, and sometimes a risk can lead to a wonderful future - however then again, it IS a risk. If your music was good enough now then there's a good chance it'll be good enough in the future. I'm a safe kind of person, that's just how I'd approach it.
#6
Not worth it. Stay in college and stay with your gf. Even though you got a legit record deal, it's way too unpredictable to make a lifelong career out of it (Is it an indie label)? Get a good education and get a good, stable job.
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#7
What is your av?

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#10
Yeah, what kind of record deal? Like Atlantic or Geffen? Or some indie label?

But still, music is dying. You are lucky to have that opportunity if the label is paying for everything and promoting you.
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#11
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Dude! thats what im eating right now. I'm havin a good time

This man knows his ****.
#12
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Damn sounds like a ****ty situation to be in, In my honest opinion this isn't something "the pit" can really answer because is a HUGE situation...but you should do it men that's all i can say...btw u got your band's link?!?! I wanna hear some of you band's music!


http://www.myspace.com/citylimitsign

Hear you go man...be warned it's Texas Country lol we don't have any music up, but scroll down and there'll be some Youtube vids.
#13
I say go to to college.
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#14
I'd say definately go with the band. But then again I am kinda stupid so don't listen to me.

unless you want to
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#15
Go for both as long as possible? Try seeing if you can tour relatively locally and book dates that would work best with what schedule you have... If not, I deffinately say stick with college, it will create more opportunities for you later in life and is a greater safety-net than it is risking it for a band.
#16
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Dude! thats what im eating right now. I'm havin a good time

This man knows his ****.

Which flavour?!
I myself have 'italian woodfried pizza' flavour
#17
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Which flavour?!
I myself have 'italian woodfried pizza' flavour


Pizza for the win.
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#18
Me, band all the way.
I enjoy taking risks. You'll regret it the rest of your life if you don't do it.
#19
Quote by Goin' Mobile
Yeah, what kind of record deal? Like Atlantic or Geffen? Or some indie label?

But still, music is dying. You are lucky to have that opportunity if the label is paying for everything and promoting you.



Yeah it's nothing big, it's a brand new label, but this guy's worked with everybody, with Mr. Big (Paul Gilbert is my idol), the Who, a bunch of big names and ****.
#20
Your singer is awesome.




The rest of you guys need work on stage presence a bit it seems.

But the singer is great.
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#21
Go to whoever is offering you this deal, and tell him your exact situation just like you did here. If he is a decent person maybe he will work with you. If he's not willing to work with you then he's probably not the type of person you want to work with anyways.
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#22
this actually seems easy to me. Can you make a career off your band? Is that career going to be better and more lucrative than the one you are striving for in college? Will you like touring more than you would like being in college and being with your girl?

If you answered "NO" to any of these questions, stay in school.
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#23
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Your singer is awesome.




The rest of you guys need work on stage presence a bit it seems.

But the singer is great.


i heartily agree

the singer is cool
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#24
Quote by Matt420740
Go to whoever is offering you this deal, and tell him your exact situation just like you did here. If he is a decent person maybe he will work with you. If he's not willing to work with you then he's probably not the type of person you want to work with anyways.

This makes the most sense.
#25
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Personally I'd stick with the scholarship, you're lucky to have that kind of opportunity. The music would be the adventure of a lifetime, and sometimes a risk can lead to a wonderful future - however then again, it IS a risk. If your music was good enough now then there's a good chance it'll be good enough in the future. I'm a safe kind of person, that's just how I'd approach it.



gota say this man is probably right. if your music would sell now it will sell in a year or two.
#26
$10,000 is a lot of money.
But this record deal/tour is once in a lifetime.
You can go back to college,
but $10,000 is a lot of money.
Your girlfriend will probably understand
that this record deal/tour is once in a lifetime.

I guess it all comes down to: do you want the money, or the experience?
Could you ever have a chance to tour again if you pass it up now?
Could you ever get your hands on $10,000 again if you drop out now?

Tough personal choice.

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#27
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http://www.myspace.com/citylimitsign

Hear you go man...be warned it's Texas Country lol we don't have any music up, but scroll down and there'll be some Youtube vids.

Dude Eli Young Band formed at UNT... I mean, if you're planning on being a Texas country artist, you're really only going to make money in the "red dirt" area... Thats how most of them make their money, by touring. Most Texas country artists dont make it huge outside of this area... I know its your dream but I would say that your best bet is to stay in college... If you're a good singer/songwriter you can make it just playing the bar scene. Thats how guys like Stoney LaRue and Wade Bowen make their money...
#28
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Looks like Angus Young totally flipping out on stage, as per his usual.
#29
Only live once man. Do the tour to see how it goes. Otherwise you'll never know what could have been... *fading echo*
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#30
I don't even know, you have a good thing going at the college but going on tour is a big deal. I think I'd go on tour, not many people get to do that.
#31
I'd tour. **** like that doesnt happen too often to people. college will always be there. plus chicks come and go eh
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#32
Stay in school dude you seem to have it going on there..
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#33
I say college ... Keep the girlfriend, keep the scholarship. Also keep on getting better and better playing. Then hit the road.
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#34
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Which flavour?!
I myself have 'italian woodfried pizza' flavour

Just regular pizza. I haven't tried woodfried yet.
#35
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Just regular pizza. I haven't tried woodfried yet.


Wtf?

Was this posted in the right thread?
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#36
I'd go on tour. Its only for awhile your girl will understand. And college will always be there it will just be a lil harder to pay for but you could do it, right?
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#37
very cool videos. I say go with the tour. you can always go back to college if it all turns to **** but you might not get this chance again. as for the gf... she should be stoked for you whatever you choose..
#38
Everyones opinion counts bro but with a decision like that well its all you bro. I know I would go touring but thats my dream. Im not good at anything else and Im not just saying that. Im not good with my hands when it comes to building/creating concepts except playing guitar. I dont have the financial opportunity to go to college because I made a bad decision to make money in hard times and a rat bastard sold me out to the cops and seriously effed up a lot of opportunities I couldve had so touring for me is all Ive got and Ill dedicate my whole life to make that happen. WHat do you think is right for you in your heart?
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