First off I've been playing with my main band for just over a year now, we weren't gigging as much as I'd like so I joined a second band. Well the second band has been together for about 4 months now, as of now we've played two gigs with two more coming up very soon. One of the guys is from Iowa and here going to college, well he's got the idea for our band to travel to Iowa for one weekend and play two gigs. We are based out of Memphis, TN so Iowa is quite a haul especially just for one weekend. Well everyone but me wants to go do these gigs, but personally I have some problems with these "gigs". 1. We have ZERO money guaranteed to us for either gig, we will be playing for the door which could be good but could be very bad. 2. During this time they are trying to make this trip is our busiest time of the year where I work and by me taking off Fri. I could possibly lose a lot of commision and I find it hard to justify me missing work for a no money guarantee gig 20 hours round trip away. With us just starting to gig I feel we are taking our steps too big too quickly and it would be much better for us to book two local gigs and work on our local fanbase. If we go play Iowa, when we come back that's it......none of those folks from there will be coming to see us, so basically it's a wasted trip as far as trying to win over some fans that will come to shows. If we were guaranteed some money and/or it were only 4 or 5 hours away where I wouldn't have to take off work it would be fine.......but with the no money guaranteed plus us having to drive 20 hours round trip, basically I think this trip is stupid and a waste of time. Everyone else in the band keeps saying how fun it will be and they are probably right, but having fun isn't always a good thing especially with something you are trying to work at like this. Am I being difficult or am I making sense?