I've been lucky enough to experience a major world tour first hand. Thanks to Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun, Legaci and I were able to see what it's like to perform in front of 60,000 screaming fans. There's really nothing like it.
We traveled to every major city in the US. Riding from state to state in a tour bus and sleeping in a bunk was one of my favorite parts of tour. I really felt the "road" life, I truly enjoyed it. Staying in different hotels was pretty awesome too. I admit that I got home sick after a few months, but luckily we weren't gone for more than 3 months at a time. Definitely an experience I'll never forget.
My favorite band growing up was Boyz II Men. There was just something about the harmony, blend, and style of music that caught my ear, especially their acapella arrangements. I would spend hours upon hours listening to tracks like "Yesterday", "Thank You", and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday". I'd listen for the different harmony parts, and try to memorize each one. This obsession with acapella music grew and I'd search for acapella versions of any top 40 song that I could find, continuing to learn and pick out parts.
Eventually I was given a dual-cassette karaoke machine. This machine made it possible for me to record a part, and then while playing that part, I could sing a second part, and record the two parts together. Essentially, I was using it as a multitracker. Using this process, I was able to create a "one man acapella" or "OMA", where I would sing all 4-5 parts to an acapella song: tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, and bass. Later on in 2008 (when technology improved), I was able to create my OMA's using Final Cut and upload them to YouTube.