BACK ON BRANDON’S BUS

6 July 2011

Today we’re in Tilburg, Netherlands… Last night was alot of fun. My taxi pulled up as the tourbus arrived. Was so cool to see everyone again. Felt like a week ago when we were in America. That was November last year. Yesterday though, we were in Germany in Offenbach just outside Frankfurt. I played in this venue, I think 10 years ago. So long ago. I was 27… now im 37. I’ll be 38 in 2 weeks. 38!! Gosh… Time really doesn’t exist. Minutes can feel like weeks and years can flick past. I’m sure they’ll soon locate the part of ones brain that regulates the passage of time and invent a procedure to even it out for the older generations. It does tend to accelerate.

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15 Responses to “BACK ON BRANDON’S BUS”

  1. Sarah- says:

    “Time exists but just on your wrist so don’t panic / Moments last and lifetimes are lost in a day” πŸ˜‰ I’ll be 25 tomorrow, 10 years from now I was a teenager. It IS weird, I try not to think about it too much, haha… Anyway, that’s a cool picture. I really wanted to come to Offenbach, but when I decided to go the train tickets had become ridiculously expensive -.- Have fun tomorrow in Luxembourg!! πŸ™‚

  2. ValCastro says:

    38?! You are great.Your talent will be young forever!

  3. Margot says:

    Tilburg was amazing! My evening was made when my all time favourite travis song was sung!( Flowers in the window!) I think the people around me had a hard time with me singing out of tune πŸ™‚ it rocked!

  4. Maddie says:

    adorable πŸ™‚

  5. closergms1968 says:

    Hey Fran, Its nice to see you back on the road.
    I often find myself in conversation with people young and old about how time flies by as you get older. I hear my mum and aunties say it all the time. They were forever telling me this when i was younger, but i couldn’t understand the logic behind it. If i mention it to a younger person, i tend to get a reaction of disbelief without response. Its kind of like yeah whatever.
    So i have become that older person.
    My appreciation of every single day has become greater as i have got older.
    A day at work has become a jog instead of a sprint or a marathon.
    My time with loved ones have become the most beautiful moments of my life.
    Going back down the hill of life is so much easier, because you have seen it all before on the way up.
    Is time speeding up or are we slowing down.
    Good luck with writing the next album.
    Oh and take your time. πŸ™‚

  6. mel says:

    Hi,
    I was there and liked your show. You could tell that you were somehow insecure but made it fade away by using the moment. Your eyes kind of soaked everythin in by getting mixed up with old memories, I just guess. Seemed very nice to see an artists feelings so obviously!
    IT WAS A GREAT CONCERT!!!!!!!!

  7. Gina says:

    This is an awsome pic! I can see clearly now we should have stayed longer and not have left after we got our pics and photos haha… btw – it was an awsome concert in Offenbach and you were the best supportact I ever saw (haha – surprising you do supportacts as you are a star yourself allready). Great music and really amusing stories you told us. Thanks for a wonderful time – and I do have a really cute pic of us two on my facebookpage! Thx for that as well πŸ˜€

  8. Can’t you hop a lift on Brandon’s tour bus to T in the Park? πŸ™‚

  9. Katie says:

    As I am listening to your songs [ right now it’s TURN], I remember my childhood and adolescence, those young and carefree days, when everything was fine, no worries, no cares, just Travis’ songs all day long, school and daydreaming about the future. Now I’am almost 27, still singing all day long, still dreaming to have a duet with you someday :p, still a child in my heart. But one with a job, a husband, a family. I’m happy that at least love is still the same beautiful feeling that I was dreaming about as a teenager. But still… the future became The Present, full of much more hi-tech and less feeling. So I totally agree with you..it won’t be long until they had located ‘the part of ones brain that regulates the passage of time and invent a procedure to even it out for the older generations.’

    As for the pic – awesome! And don’t worry…38 is a great age, they say:) You’re a Leo [just like my husband:p], you’ll always look younger than your age, and your great attitude about life will always be contagious!:) Not to mention that you’re an exceptional dad and a family man:)

    Keep up the good work! Enjoy this summer. And Good Luck in everything you do! πŸ™‚

  10. Julia says:

    I was @Capitol in Offenbach on Tuesday, it was so great! I’ve always liked Travis, but hadn’t known you would be support act, so I was really overwhelmed to listen to you, especially when you sung “Sing”, which I really love. “Side” together with Brandon was an awesome performance πŸ™‚ I have such a cool video of this on my phone now. Thank you for the great evening, you were the best support act I’ve seen so far. I also got you solo record, btw, (I already own everything by Travis) and it arrived this morning. I’m listening to it just now and I love it, especially “Buttercups”. Take care!

  11. Andrea says:

    Hey Fran πŸ™‚ Tilburg was great, but the audience sucked πŸ™ I was frontrow and really enjoyed everything, but I almost felt ashamed being Dutch that day. So many people were still talking during your show :O
    Offenbach was so much better!!!! You and Brandon & the rest of the band seemed to enjoy it too πŸ™‚ I loved your jokes during the show <3 and when you came to us after the show to say hi, we shaked hands, made some pics and got your signature. You said to Barbara that you recognised our Dutch accents xD and told us about your friend Anton Corbijn haha πŸ™‚

    I hope to see you live again soon :)you've got another fan!

    xxx Andrea

  12. Martin says:

    Interesting analyse about time. I’m 22 and it already goes faster and faster. So tomorrow i’ll be 38 too i guess. Besides I suppose this is also what makes childhood so special. In fact all this could make good lyrics!

    Anyway about 9 years ago I asked my mother to buy “The Invisible Band” and it was my second big musical discovery after U2.

    FH “Wow”

  13. MΓ©lanie says:

    Thank you soooo much Fran for this brilliant show in Luxembourg. Side was absolutely amazing, it was like heaven in my ears ! Hope you had a safe trip home.
    Take care and see you ! xx

  14. Tracy says:

    Hmmm. Interesting words about time and so true! My oldest daughter is turning 22 in September and my son will be 19…..don’t know where the time goes at all! My most memorable birthday though was seeing ‘Frandy ‘ at the end of October 2009, 1 week before my 40th! We got a sneak peak at the early lyrics for Holiday, a wee taster for material that became W R E C K O R D E R. After the show, Fran and Andy sold and signed merchandise and took time with all of us fans….priceless!! Now that’s a landmark Birthday! What an amazing show and an amazing Birthday πŸ™‚ Best wishes for the remaining dates and writing Fran!
    FH Thanks Tracy

  15. elham says:

    Everyday is like yesterday…
    I like time to stop for me, cause everyday is the same…!

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