"And thats the end . Thats the whole thing . we traveled , we practiced , we did the show , and then we went home .
Sometimes it isn’t glamorous . sometimes it’ isn’t parties and limousines and Uber credits . Sometimes it isn’t seeing new countries or adventuring new places with Lots of bright lights and free stuff and great food and having fun with your friends . A lot of times it can be just airports . A lot of times it can be staying inside the hotel . And lots of lots of times , it can be finding anywhere and anytime to sleep a little . It’s work
But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t great . or that the experience wasn’t amazing . That doesn’t mean there aren’t memories worth saving .
I find that this is where people get confused about the perks of this job . All that stuff I talked about in the beginning is great and awesome . but the true joy and reward from performing with Quest for a living is in the work . Sharing the stage and sharing our craft with people who have a passion for what we do . Breathing a little faster when we’re set on stage and the music starts to play and the lights come on anticipating the first move. the sense of satisfaction and overwhelming sense of pride when we finish the show and are able to finally look into the crowd . The moment right before we step onto the stage and all of Quest , no matter how tired or hurt we are , hype ourselves up to 100 and all exist on the same wave length with the same goal for the next six minutes knowing that we were going to be at our best and knowing that we weren’t going to let each other down . That kind of purity and focus is hard to find in the real world .
This show took roughly three weeks to build . about 14 hours a day . roughly 294 hours we spent together . You didn’t just watch a 6 minute show . you watched 294 hours worth of energy and spirit compacted into 6 minutes . Thats the perk .
I know in these shows , we often do meet and greets and it’s wonderful to see the fans that’ve support us and for them to get to see us. but i believe that when you watch us perform , thats when you see us at our most authentic selves "