How far will you drive one way to an event before you require a hotel room?

How far will you drive one way to an event before you require a hotel room for the night?

  • I refuse to do events more than a 50 or 60 mile drive away so the issue never comes up!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 70 - 80 miles one way is my max before a hotel room is needed

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • 90 miles

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • 100 miles

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • 125 miles

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • 150 miles

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • 200 miles

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • 250 miles

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • I only do very local events, and will never have the issue of needing a hotel room

    Votes: 1 7.7%

  • Total voters
    13

Ausumm

Day Late and a Dollar Short
Oct 21, 2008
9,936
55
Bethlehem PA
www.mikefoxx.com
I've had two gigs for my family in Western Pennsylvania.
It was a 6-hour drive, but since I was staying with family,
there was no need for a hotel room.
Second farthest gig was almost two hours.
But since my daily work commute is over an hour each way...
it wasn't much of an ordeal.
 
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djtaso

DJ Extraordinaire
Apr 4, 2017
4,150
32
NJ
www.djtaso.com
As my philly clientele builds, there have now been 2-3 situations where I have 2 events back to back in philly, so instead of driving back and forth 2 hrs each way, and getting minimal sleep, I just pay $100 for a room in the area. Between the gas and tolls for the van it ends up being around the same financially, but with the advantage of 3-4 extra hours of sleep.
 

Valerie Hicks

Moderator
Staff member
We will book a hotel on events over 200 miles (which is quite often for us). We don't add it to the contract; it's on our dime. It's factored into the mileage.

The way we figure it, 200 miles is typically leaving at 9 or 10am, arriving at 1 or 2pm, 5 hr setup, 3-4 hour dance 8-11 or 8-12 usually, 3 hour +/- load out, it's now around 3am...that's a long enough day. Get to motel 3-3:30am and get a few hours sleep and drive home leisurely (and safely) in daylight.
 

DJ Ricky B

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 9, 2015
3,750
36
Four seasons (on the water). I actually called them to get the loading situation figured out. They actually have security there while loading and unloading.
Hey Taso, What's the date? I live about 25 minutes from there. ...If I'm open, and not doing anything, I'd be happy to stop on by, and say hi. I attended a networking event there in February 2017.
 
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djtaso

DJ Extraordinaire
Apr 4, 2017
4,150
32
NJ
www.djtaso.com
Hey Taso, What's the date? I live about 25 minutes from there. ...If I'm open, and not doing anything, I'd be happy to stop on by, and say hi. I attended a networking event there in February 2017.
It's Dec 7th of this year! Def drop by. We're expecting to get there around 2pm for setup.