Any serious independent band who has ever hit the road, especially for the first time, knows that it hits your bank account in a way that makes your Uncle Joe (the one who gave you that money for college...yeah...that Uncle Joe) want to cringe and cry and ask you WHY?!
Here's the thing about that: Uncle Joe is RIGHT.
But so are you.
Yes. You must tour.
Yes. You need to have a little padding to start you out.
Yes, in the beginning, you're not going to come home with wad-loads of cash filling the van.
And yes, in fact, you may come home with less than you started with.
That's OKAY. (By the way, it's "OKAY" for your first few tours. If you're not making money a...