[QUOTE=dancing4disney;956668]Staying on property isn’t affortable for us and three older children in one room is just not enjoyable. We are all happier with a little space.[/QUOTE]
I’m only mentioning this for comparison.
When I first hit the road with a band, there were 8 of us on a low budget. This meant only two rooms, but the lead singer wouldn’t share his bed.
I didn’t like sharing a bed with another man, so I opted to sleep on the floor (we bought a 6 inch thick 7 foot long foam rubber pad/couch cushion) because we didn’t (well the band partners) want to pay for a roll away. On nights that we had three rooms, we three in the crew would break one bed and one of us got the mattress on the floor while the other got the box spring or I’d bring in my bed.
But coming back to the room division when there were only two, it would be the singer, drummer, and keyboard in one room while the other would have lights, sound, stage, bass, and guitar all sharing. That’s right, 5 grown adult men in one room. The only saving grace, other than my mat, was that the crew would be up and out by 10:30 because we had to be to the next venue by 4. The musicians could leave as late as 1 PM and we always asked for late check out. This way we didn’t have the mad crush of all 5 needing to $***, shower, and shave all at the same time. It did get really cramped though if we had a day off or were playing the same place for two or three nights. And this wasn’t just for a week or two. This went on for 5 and 6 weeks at a time with only a few days home during all this travel for close to one year.
Eventually we on the crew staged a revolt of sorts and read the riot act so that we had our own room and a roll away, although I would often opt to use my own “bed” because it was usually more comfortable than all but Howard Johnsons’ roll aways.
Not that I’m complaining.