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how far do you drive for practice?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by violatedppl, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. less than 9 miles

    11 vote(s)
  2. 10-24 miles

    11 vote(s)
  3. 25-49 miles

    6 vote(s)
  4. 50-74 miles

    6 vote(s)
  5. 75-99 miles

    2 vote(s)
  6. 100+ miles

    0 vote(s)
  1. just wondering how far all of you drive to go to practice.
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    5 Blocks, unless it's at my house. My tops was around 30 miles each way though, twice a week.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    used to drilve 52 miles for practice. decided to save gas and practice 6 hours straight once a week.
  4. A few feet to my studio.

    There was a time when I traveled once a week from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. That sucked.
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Practice? Whats that? ;)

    On the rare occasions my band rehearses, it's about ten miles from my house to the drummers house.
  6. What is this "Mile" you speak of?
  7. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    This makes me feel a little better (less crazy)

    I've just started going 105 miles for practice. That's right. Wednesdays and every other Sunday. But everything else about this project is perfect for me right now, the band leader is my best friend - other members are good frineds too. They are all increadibly talented and I'm lucky to have the chance to play with them... So, yeah - 105 miles one way. I devote 7 hours of my time for a 3 hour practice and spend about $50 on gas....and so far - I couldn't be happier!
  8. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Roughly 80 miles. :( That's what I get for moving and thinking I could "keep the band together".
  9. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Back in my day we used to walk for three days to get to practice. Carrying 2 8x10's and a 90lbs all tube head on our shoulders.

    It was all uphill too....both ways!

    Through 8 feet of snow....and that was during the summer!

    And we didn't have shoes back then....and the only thing we had to pave the roads with was broken glass!

    You kids got it lucky. With your fancy invention of "the wheel"

    and your MTV

    ....damn kids....
  10. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I drive exactly nine miles, and so I was unable to vote accuratley. ;)

    Actually, I drive about a kilometre, or maybe less.

  11. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    A little over 30 miles one way.
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    0. its in my basement.
  13. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    For nearly two years I made an hour and half drive each way to practice four times a week with a band. Furthermore, our gigs were usually in a city even further away...close to a three hour drive one way.

    Needless to say I loved that band and made every sacrifice to be in it. Too bad it no longer exists in that particular composition.
  14. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I never drive to practices. Only gigs.
  15. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    First of all, I don´t have a car. Second, I don´t drive.

    So I usually have a 90 minutes trip in public transport: subway, train and taxi. Many times that happens after work (yesterday for example) so the 90 minutes trip back home is tremendous.