So My originals/ indie rock band has an opportunity to play this gig in a few months: It's a benefit on behalf of an organization that the Frontman/Bandleader is associated with. It's 4 hours away from our home city, on a Friday (so I'd miss work at my day job) plus we have another gig back home the very next night. For compensation, at this point, it sounds like We'd only get reimbursed for gas and be put up for the night. The band leader feels we should go for it, for the fun of a mini-tour, and the exposure. While I do like the adventure of it, when I seriously think of traveling and lugging gear 4 hours , playing a show, crashing in some random place, and lugging the gear back home for another show the next day, it sounds like WORK. I am being adamant that we should get paid for our trouble, at least as much money as I'd make in an 8 hour work day. Am I being a Party Pooper? or am I being professional?