Whats the farthest youve traveled for a one-off show?

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  1. rolling56

    rolling56 Friend of Leo's

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    Mandy looks like you already have your keys in hand so have a safe trip.
     
  2. CharlieO

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    I flew from Sarasota to Atlanta to catch a C130 to a show in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Not nearly as long as some of the other trips mentioned here, but it did involve 2 days travel time to get there.
     
  3. Tim Armstrong

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    I think my longest single-gig trip was three hours. Not quite the same as yours!

    As far as making the whole thing work, I'd try to line up a gig or two on the way, in Arkansas or maybe Memphis. Or maybe do it as a part of the stinkin' TV show that we were gonna do with Big John!

    Tim
     
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    Played a birthday party in Seattle about three weeks ago, 480 miles each way -- the kicker being that we played till two on saturday night, then I had to be back in Missoula for a reading @ 6:30 the next night. Also, it snowed. Good times!

    In my other life, last year I went from here to the Hague to read for twenty minutes at the Crossing Border festival. Totally worth it!
     
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    I've flown to LA from Tampa for a power pop festival, twice.

    A couple of weeks ago, we drove from Tampa to Spartanburg, SC for a one-nighter. Drummer's hometown, had a nice turnout of kinfolk, fun gig. Did not enjoy changing a tire on the van in 20 degree weather however.

    Moderators: perhaps you could create a sub-forum for gig-swapping? People can post "I need a show in Outer Mongolia on the second Tuesday of next week.." and people with a hook-up can respond via PM.
     
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    Mandy: if you ever need a gig in Tampa, I can hook you up.
     
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    From north of Indianapolis to Cincinnati for Octoberfest, about 1987. Played a 9-2 gig Friday night up here, had sets in Cincy the next day at 11 am and 1 pm, drove home and played 9-2 Saturday, turned around and played 9 am and 1 pm Sunday in Cincy. (The bandleader had a thing going with the yodeler and the accordion player, both of whom rode down to the gig with him, without either one being any the wiser...WASN'T THAT A MAN!?!?)
     
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    Drove from Boston to Maryland (about 8 hours each way) for a one-off college gig (opening for Reel Big Fish yee ha).
     
  10. Mike Bruce

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    24 hour round the clock drive (3 drivers) to Nova Scotia to play a wedding. 2 hour drive to Toronto for a corporate gig. 2 hour drive north for a fundraiser. Usually though I don't drive more than 1/2 hour.

    Peace, Mike.
     
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    I was playing in a duo in the late '70s out of Asheville, NC, and we got a call from an agent for a gig in Natchitoches, Louisiana ... ~900 miles. The ripper is, when we showed up, the club manager said they'd had a cross-booking, and another band was setting up! We had to get a job finishing drywall to earn enough money to get home. Sheesh!
     
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    I once drove from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to Indianapolis and played two songs with a band...hee hee.
     
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    Tim, you forgot about the Bass Brothers playing the Tucson Folk Festival. About 1000 miles each way for no money. Ah, the good ol' days when I actually had an income...
     
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    400 miles. My drummer moved back home to CT and asked me to come up and do a show. He started a booking agency and just contracted with a club and needed a band to kick things off. He also wanted to show his friends and family what he'd been up to while he was away. They had all heard the CD but hadn't seen him play live. I missed him and playing with him so I took the loss to go to CT for a one night show.

    I probably lost a little money. I think the show paid for my gas. I had a free place to play, but hey, I eat out everyday anyway...so on second thoughts I probably broke even.
     
  15. Agitator

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    Ouch. I think you win.
     
  16. MandyMarie

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    It's sort of a reunion for us and something we'll keep doing every year - even if I do lose money, the good thing is it'll be a packed house full of my friends and I'll get to hug on all the folks I love and miss so dang much. So I'm not rrrreally complaining, just nervous hahaha - I'm new to Austin and definitely poor.

    Scott, having you jump up with us was the best thing ever! And sitting on my porch hungover? Even better!

    We all sure do love music, don't we? :D
     
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    Tampa, FL to Springfield, MO. Have no idea what the distance is.
     
  18. Tim Armstrong

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    I thought we got fifty bucks (total, not per man)!

    Tim
     
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    If I didn't have a gig Saturday I come down again! Say Hi to Mo for me !!!
     
  20. Justinvs

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    And to think I've been complaining about 200 mile drives! I'll shut up now.

    Justin
     
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