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Touring is expensive, whether you're hauling around a KISS-level spectacle or just your own local indie selves in a van. It can be rough on the road. For those of us among the unsigned, every show is a gamble.

What if you don't make enough at the venue for shelter that night, food, and gas to the next? Well, then you sleep in the car and beg on the road in the morning. They tell us it builds character.

Even a Motel 6 can be a lavish luxury in situations faced by the modern indie touring act. Believe us, cramming six people into two beds for four hours of sleep can feel like heaven compared to some of our own experiences.

"Some girl in Dallas said we can crash at her house," our guitar player once told us, and we told him it was a bad idea. The fact that we would save $60 on the trip got us outvoted, but later that night we led a rousing chorus of the "I Told You So Symphony."

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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