Here is a list of do's and don'ts for touring. This was originally written by Thor Harris, but I have edited it.
1-Don’t Complain. Moaning and whining is tour cancer. If something is wrong fix it or shut up.
2-If you fart, claim it.
3-Don’t Lose anything. Everybody loses stuff. Don’t do it. Jerk.
4-Bring two of EVERYTHING.
5-If you feel like crap all the time, drink less at the gig. You will play better & feel better. What are you… a child? Some have the endurance for self abuse. Most don’t.
6-Remember the soundman’s name. He will do a better job.
7- Eat oranges. Cures constipation & prevents colds.
8-Don't forget your instrument.
9-If YOU can’t carry your suitcase 3 blocks, it’s too big.
10-Respect public space in the van.
11-If you borrow something, return it. Not busted Up.
12-Do not let the promoter talk you out of the guarantee. If there weren't enough people there, it’s their fault.
13- Driver picks the music.
14-One navigator only (usually sitting shotgun). Everyone else shut up.
15-Soundcheck is for checking sounds. Shut up while everyone else is checking.
16-Don’t wander off. Let someone know where you are.
17-Clean up after yourself. What are you… a toddler?
18-Touring makes everyone bi-polar. Ride the waves as best you can and remember, moods pass. So don’t make any snap decisions or declarations when you are drunk or insane.
19-Fast food is Poison.
20-The guestlist is for friends and family. Everyone else can pay. They have day jobs.
21- Don’t evaluate your whole life while you’re sitting in a janitor closet waiting to go on. You think you’re above having bad days at work? Shut up & do your job.