Tour buses are often equipped with awesome luxuries, for example, sofas, beds, outlets, coolers, bathrooms, bars, TVs, organizers, groupies, blow, and so on.
Tour vans? Not really.
Most touring groups don’t get the chance to move up to the transport level until a hit or two. Touring can be extremely gainful – for all kinds of music bands – if done brilliantly. There’s no compelling reason to get a tour bus in case you’re just playing to a couple of hundred people a night. Regardless of how ‘rock-star’ you’d like to feel. At $30,000 a month (also gas) it’s simply not justified, despite any potential benefits.
Here are 7 things to recall to bring on your next tour that can decrease stretch and make the experience as agreeable as could be allowed.
- The Internet
Most advanced mobile phones can be transformed into WiFi hotspots. Ensure you get yourself a data plan arrangement prepared for the tour that can bolster every one of the portable PCs and iPads in the van. In the event that your data plan is prohibitive (not boundless) ensure everybody knows they have to restrict their YouTubing, Netflixing and beau/sweetheart Skyping.
- Electrical extension and Converter
Those enormous, white, absolutely perilous, gas swallowing 15 passenger vans that each band appears to tour in, have cigarette power inputs, however regularly no standard AC outlet. So check twixe what sort of outlet it has and get a converter if it’s needed. In addition to that, also get an extension so you aren’t battling about charging time.
- Security System
In case you’re touring in a SUV, ensure you have a King Size sheet to conceal the stuff you are carrying in the back at whatever point you stop for food or to rest. In the event that they can’t see what’s inside through the windows they’ll no doubt proceed onward. In the event that they can see something important that they could get in a 15 second crush and-snatch, they’re a great deal more prone to break in and steal it away.
On the other hand I-Pass (they are compatible at tolls). These can be utilized as a part of 14 states to traverse tolls rapidly and without hopping out and exchange CDs for coins with the auto behind you. An absolute necessity for East Coast and Midwest tours.
Appears like an easy decision. Be that as it may, the greater part of your tour will be spent while driving around – quite a bit of it around evening time. Keep in mind that cushion!
- Some Basic Appliances
A lot of tour vans are equipped with mini kitchens, but those mini kitchens usually have awful appliances. It would be a good idea to bring two or three basic appliances with you, such as a toaster and the best blenders available.
$2 water bottles add up in the long run. Save some bucks (and the earth) and try and refill your bottle on various stops and service stations.