It's not so much the youtube stuff I'm worried about. Most bands I've been in post the schedule of all the dates on the band website AND have announcements on social media (mostly Facebook)...one of the bands even posts photos/videos of the gig in real time. So if I'm out of town on a travel gig or even just an overnight, I really don't need everybody knowing about that. I know this is only anecdotal, but my next door neighbors' house got robbed when someone saw them posting photos on instagram that they were 80 miles away at their beach house for the day. And, yes, you're right, it was someone they knew (the daughter's acquaintance from her college dorm), and they may well have robbed them eventually anyway, but...they did use info from social media to their advantage. But yeah, I guess me using a stage name is overkill, but at the same it don't cost nothing and I haven't encountered a downside!