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OfflineGanjaPlaneRider
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How to go on tour (following a band)
    #11329252 - 10/27/09 03:09 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I just don't get how people with no money can go on tour and follow a band back and forth across America for years on end without a house or car or anything basically. It's mind blowing and fascinating to me and I wish somebody would make a good movie about it, or write a book or something. Has anyone done this or know somebody who has? I'm really interested in a detailed description, not just "sold drugs". Maybe some stories from the road too... This should be a fun thread for all..


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11329334 - 10/27/09 03:28 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

c'mon i kno you west coast heads are awake


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11329346 - 10/27/09 03:29 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

man many ways, sell drugs :wink:, sell hippie stuff like hemp and T shirts, beer, water. you aint gettin very far without some money to move around with. Hitchin is prolly the cheapest,  but its more lonely and dangerous it seems like.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11329367 - 10/27/09 03:35 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Find friends, split gas costs.
Don't actually pay for shows.
No apartment means no rent. Or at the least a shitty apartment for a portion of the year means cheap rent.
Sell shit. Drugs most likely unless you have some other craft. If you're touring you make friends with other lot rats and get connections for shit to peddle, couches to crash on, "friends" to help you out if it won't come as too great a cost to them.

I've always imagined it isn't too difficult, but it never seems much fun and isn't for me.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: jewunit]
    #11329426 - 10/27/09 03:46 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Well these day's all the hippy chicks that follow bands around here have daddy's amex which in my book makes the whole thing pretty bogus.

-Dave


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: audiophoenix]
    #11329433 - 10/27/09 03:49 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah.. the rich kids cheat. I'm talking about the nitty gritty.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11329699 - 10/27/09 06:47 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

It's just allot of planning and allot of driving?


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: polantis]
    #11329726 - 10/27/09 07:02 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I've wondered about these people too. It's pretty fucking fascinating.
Heard about people that just go from festival to festival around the country and just live, it almost doesn't make sense how they can get by like that.
Part of me wants to live that lifestyle, at least for a little while..


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: Frost]
    #11329740 - 10/27/09 07:14 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

You just need a Zoidberg!

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Hippie #1: Wow, look at all the colors. These'll go great with my soul.
Dr. Zoidberg: Glad you like them. I've been making fine jewelry for years, apparently.
Hippie #2: I'll trade you a bad poem!


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11329791 - 10/27/09 07:45 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Yeah.. the rich kids cheat. I'm talking about the nitty gritty.





The "rich kids" make up the majority of them though.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: John Nada]
    #11329806 - 10/27/09 07:50 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

This is true rich kids do make up the majority.  But if you are a natural born hustler, making money on tour ain't no thang but a chicken wing.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: Mushface]
    #11329854 - 10/27/09 08:10 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

There are a lot of things to do to make money on the road.  We used to follow the GD and made money by selling grilled cheeses, beer, juice and other legal things.  My wife made a lot selling really nice beadwork. 

There's an indie flick called Tie-Dyed about Deadheads made in the early 90s while Jerry was still alive.  They followed a West Coast tour.  It was really good and can give you some insight into what you are wondering.  It is hard to find, but sometimes Sundance shows it. 

There's nothing like the freedom that lifestyle brings you, but it's hard, very hard, to make it.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11330030 - 10/27/09 09:44 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Lost of the shady people get their money to 'tour' by selling fake acid.

A sheet of blank paper can make you a couple thousand dollars...
(if your an asshole who wants bad karma)


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: RobMarley420]
    #11330867 - 10/27/09 01:03 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

yeahh i can see that the rich kids definitely make up a majority. i know plenty of them. and FUCK anybody who's ever made a thousand+ dollars selling fake acid. i remember faces, and if i ever see certain wookies again there will be consequences and repercussions.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11330921 - 10/27/09 01:12 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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yeahh i can see that the rich kids definitely make up a majority. i know plenty of them. and FUCK anybody who's ever made a thousand+ dollars selling fake acid. i remember faces, and if i ever see certain wookies again there will be consequences and repercussions.




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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: audiophoenix]
    #11330927 - 10/27/09 01:14 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

audiophoenix said:
Well these day's all the hippy chicks that follow bands around here have daddy's amex which in my book makes the whole thing pretty bogus.

-Dave



I have a friend who can go up to her parents, ask for money, and gets handed a credit card with (seemingly) no limit. She's 17, never worked a day in her life. Fucking pathetic@!
(but its nice to get free things from her?


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: GanjaPlaneRider]
    #11330954 - 10/27/09 01:18 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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and FUCK anybody who's ever made a thousand+ dollars selling fake acid.




I guarantee thats how LOTS of festival kids get money to get from festie to festie. Once they run out of cash, they just cut up some paper squares and walk around saying "Doses".

It seems like I get offered more fake acid than real shit.(You can sense when they have fake shit) But I never buy any anyways, I just bring my own. :smile:


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: upinthetrees]
    #11330957 - 10/27/09 01:19 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

yeah its safe to say i didnt grow up like that. i actually had to work and/or sell dvds and cds at FYE to get my spending funds.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: audiophoenix]
    #11330966 - 10/27/09 01:20 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

audiophoenix said:
Well these day's all the hippy chicks that follow bands around here have daddy's amex which in my book makes the whole thing pretty bogus.

-Dave




find one of these girls, and hook up with her.


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Re: How to go on tour (following a band) [Re: Taco Chef]
    #11330989 - 10/27/09 01:24 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

not a bad idea at all... youre definitely onto something here


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