HUDSON, Ohio - He's traveled to places most of us can only dream about. A Northeast Ohio man is in Stockholm living the dream and it's all thanks to his love of music.
Playing guitar has brought Jeremy Johnston all around the world.
"Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Turkey England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands," he said.
Last year, the Hudson musician performed in front of more than one million fans, including royalty.
"Princess Stephanie of Monaco came when we played in Nice," Johnston said.
Johnston played bass guitar for Cirque du Soleil.
"It's a lot of hard work, but feeling the energy in the arena and getting to be part of such a big international touring show, it really pays off," Johnston said.
Johnston has been touring with Cirque for two years. He's typically gone for up to 12 weeks, then home with his wife, Patricia, and two sons for a week or two.
"Five-day workweek, two days off. I try sightseeing. I keep a travel blog for the boys. They keep up where dad is around the world," Johnston said.
No matter where dad is, one language that everyone on the 50-nationality tour understands is a practical joke.
“A couple of classics. Soap in the nose or maybe some old cheese. You pick up the nose, put it on and you can imagine the hilarity that ensues," Johnston said.
Following Stockholm, Johnston will be in Helsinki and in a few weeks he travels to Russia. The tour ends in Madrid.
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