The "suitcase" kit is amazing ...
Here is mine (not as cool as the Samsonite)
as seen in use.
This was at an art gallery so it didn't need to be loud, it's a YAMAHA Katche Jr. kit with a Ludwig Supraphonic snare. we dispensed with using the rack tom and mounted a ride cymbal with the bracket, on occasion we don't even use the floor tom. On bigger gigs (small clubs played out of town and such we use the whole 4 piece kit)
and that still makes for a pretty small footprint!
It's NOT me on the drums, it's WC Garrison who has played at one time or another with just about everyone in Memphis since 1965 ... that IS me on bass, drums are kinda a third instrument for me.