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Prologue

Prologue

I’m a window-seater. No matter how many times I fly, I’ll always beg for the bird’s eye view. There is so much you can learn about a people and a civilization by viewing it from above. In Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, he described what an alien civilization might assume about earth’s intelligent life from

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Day 1: Liverpool

Day 1: Liverpool

We arrived at Liverpool today at 14:00 GMT. Checking into the hotel, we met with our local promoter and all-around swiss army knife of a tour manager, Olga Bogdanova. Olga is a small person with a giant personality and a bigger spirit. Her positivity is absolutely unwavering and unstoppable.Armed with her translucent yellow file folder,

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Day 2: Sheffield

Day 2: Sheffield

What happens when a people reduce their legal drinking age to 18 and build an infrastructure of public transit that is accessible, complete and affordable? Every musician’s dream town. Sheffield is a college town first and foremost. On a Wednesday night there was a figurative sea of people stumbling from club to sportsbar to music

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Day 3: Glasgow

Day 3: Glasgow

The drive from central England to Glasgow is the most inspiring trip I’ve ever taken. The cliche of the “English Countryside” did not disappoint. The rolling hills and grazing fields of sheep and highland cows make a nearly four-hour drive feel as if it were a quick trek up the road. For the first time

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Day 4: Northwich

Day 4: Northwich

Sidebar: What’s that sound a horse makes? Not a whinny but when they are just doing a horse version of a deep sigh. Every time on this trip we told someone we were playing in Northwich, they responded with absolute certainty and confidence, “You mean Norwich.” We did not. Northwich is a town so small

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Day 5: Doncaster

Day 5: Doncaster

Well, crap. Today started off beautifully, We drove through Peak District National Park among the rich hills and green fields of this region we have fell in love with over the last four days. Finally, for a day, the sun came out and blessed this beautiful, rich landscape with warm ambers and golds. We were

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Epilogue

Epilogue

This tour was so much more for us than any others we have embarked on. Of course it was exciting and fresh and frightening but it was also so familiar. We met people from other parts of the world who – despite our vastly different world experiences – were bound together by the common thread

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