Here it is, through years of "get-in-the-van" (and sometimes RV)
experience. These seemingly small things matter when you're stuck in the
middle of Texas in July and no civilization for miles.
Have Toilet Paper
4. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Agreements, no matter what level of success you have, are VERY
important. Tour riders as well. Just because you're not Bon Jovi doesn't
mean you can't ask for a few essentials. Even if it's just a case of
bottled water at every venue you'll be taking plenty of free water on
the road. Did I mention water is important?
2. Coming Soon
!STICK TO THE F*ING BUDGET! I have been on so many tours that
ended far too soon because of mismanaged money.
There are fans
you'll meet on the road that will help you with meals, letting the band
crash at their crib, or even letting you park the big-ass van in their
driveway. These are the true fans, and the people that make this
lifestyle so meaningful.