Joined: Jan 16, 2005
Location: Rockford, MI
No. 6 Posted on Nov 23, 2013 6:04 PM
Like you, I always arrive early. I also coordinate ahead of time with both my guys and the venue to ensure there is, in fact, space for our stuff as well as parking. It's not just drum stuff but all the other band stuff as well.
As long as I've been playing, I've had a few distant parking spaces, but nothing as bad as you described. I'm OK playing free gigs as long as I'm not getting taken advantage of. Private parties, charity gigs, community events? Sure! Big, wealthy venue that's making money off my performance? No freaking way!
Pete's idea for a drummer parking space is "spot on." You have my vote.
Andy edited on Nov 23, 2013 6:07 PM