Posted: Jul 22, 2008 10:38 am
Came across this today and thought it sounds interesting. Of course, it might actually be awful. I dunno. Just passing it along for those who might find it useful.
"Does Your Band Need A Free Place To Crash?
With gas prices making it even more difficult for unsigned and indie bands to afford hitting the road, a new website offers one way to save a few pennies during your next tour. Better Than The Van is simply a community of free places to stay for bands on tour, an idea so simple we can't believe that we didn't think of it first!
What it boils down to is two categories: free couches & floors and band in vans. Essentially, bands can find a free play to rest their weary rock & roll heads through a list of music supporters who are kind enough to open up their doors. Of course, you're gambling just a bit that the host of the free space to sleep might be insane, but hey, free is free.
If you are in a band that needs a few free places to sleep while on the road, or if you're a die-hard supporter of live music and wouldn't mind some musicians taking over your living room, head over to betterthanthevan.com and help each other out!
By Chip Adams Jul 21, 2008 in NEWS"