Road trips are the nation’s favorite way to get off the couch and sit down somewhere else for extended periods of time without feeling guilty. Every summer, I take a road trip with my best friend. We go from state to state, checking out a concert in each place we stop, until our summer allowance dries up. It easily ends up being the highlight of my summer: getting to hear new music, meet new people, and get a good feel for the nightlife away from home – it’s always different in each place we stop!
Generally, I hate car rides, as a lot of people do, but there’s always fun to be found in planning the absolute worst ways to annoy your fellow passengers. If you’re a prankster, this article might prove useful. For the rest of you, here are some things to watch out for while on the open road.
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One for the most fundamental tools for keeping sane on long drives is music. If you’re lucky, the people you’re stuck in the car with listen to similar music — if not, there are always alternatives. For example, swapping out all the CDs in the car with mixtapes featuring some of the most universally hated bands all time. Darude’s “Sandstorm”? Tolerable for a minute or two, right? Why not fill a whole disc with copies of that song? Justin Bieber remixed with Nickelback? Instant headache.
Personally, I like to make a playlist of generally agreeable songs with Rick Astley somewhere in the middle, but feel free to put your own flair on this classic formula. Remember, country music is a good fallback. Nobody likes country.
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