|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||tourfic, tour fic|
|Related:||Road Trip, Van Days, Busfic|
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In real life when bands go on concert tours, depending on their budgets, they may be living in very close quarters for months at a time, providing an ideal setup for interpersonal conflict, angst, sexual self-discovery, or cuddles in fanfiction. In addition, since groupies and other tour shenanigans became documented phenomena in the 1960s and 70s, ideas about the wild touring lifestyle have entered pop culture at large (see Hard Core Logo, Almost Famous); these ideas are often incorporated in fanfiction set on tour (tourfic) whether or not there are any facts or rumors about the particular band doing anything exciting on their tours.
Rarely, tourfic can also feature in the occasional Rock Star AU for non-music and non-RPF fandoms.
- not ready to lose today by imsosorry, set during the Where We Are Tour. "Tour's gonna be weird as fuck," Louis says with a laugh that's a lot lighter than how he feels. (22 Feb 2014)
- Trade All My Tomorrows for Just One Yesterday by harriet_vane. Louis gets stuck in one terrible day on tour, over and over and over again. (14 July 2013)