A quick trade secret you won’t learn in most programs in school:
So your Cable management is perfect. You are on top of load ins and outs. You know gear like the back of your hand. And, you are ready to strike out on the road. Problem is, who has the cash, strength and cargo space for the massive road boxes that take a hearse and two burly dudes with monosylable names to lug around?
Well, if your “Tour truck” consists of a well used Subaru hatchback held together with skate company stickers or a Fiat Panda that can barely fit the driver much less gear, here is the way you should haul cable:
The lowly but mighty 5-gallon bucket.
They are cheap (this one coming from a hardware mega store that happens to be of the orange variety, but any plastic 5-gallon bucket will do). They are easy to move. They are easy to stack. And, if you wrap your cable correct, you can get sixteen 25-foot cables per bucket. And, this method will keep each cable well coiled and naturally divided because they are stacked one on top of the other, and won’t side and tangle like a poorly loaded road box. And, it is waterproof!
Now, venues with standing cabinets and well organized cages won’t find this useful. But if you have a show that moves a lot, or you are a musician with a bunch of cable but no cheap and space effective solution to throw in the Kia, this is perfect. I have been doing this for about 7 years, and it is the perfect way to manage personal gear. And, I can store my approximate 1,500ft of personal cable in the corner of the closet!
Guys; Oh, alright. So we gotta enter from here, then reach there.. okay, I see. I’m almost out of ammo though so I should check around really quick.. okay. So, we go there..
Girls; YOU TINY LITTLE PIECE OF SHITTING SHIT I’M GONNA GUT YOU ALL DUMP FUCKERS wait where’s my shotgun WHERE’S MY SHOTGUN okay, there we go BANG GOTTA BANG GOTTA BANG GO DOWN YOU MOTHERFUCKING FUCKING LITTLE TWISTED FUCKS wait, I’m stuck I GOT STUCK I’m out of bullets WHY AM I OUT OF BULLETS -slams the joystick- -slams the joystick again- RUN. FASTER. WILL. YOU. FUCKERS. EASTER RABBIT FUCKING WORMS you MORTAL MONKEY SWINES.