Downtime is really important on tour. It means you can concentrate in rehearsals and onstage. Normally we rehearse in the morning and then go sightseeing or watch a film and have free time in the afternoon. We moderate the time between rehearsal and practise and free time and fun. Our activities on the trip included table-tennis, football, cycling and cricket.
In San Antonio we stayed in a resort called T Bar M. The swimming here was fab; we even had late night swims after dark as the weather was so warm – not like London. The nature trail was especially good — we saw a snakeskin (luckily for us no snake). Can’t wait to go back.
The downtime in San Antonio gave us a relaxing few days to stretch back and enjoy the USA before the next two concerts that we had to perform. (And they went really well, I think.)
We even had an Easter game in which we had to hit a large bird without being able to see it!