A recent pic on here of a virgin bass drum with a tom on a stand got me thinking about the footprint our kits take up. Being practical vs playing a kit only set up the way you want to just lacks versatility. We don't all play a 20 x 40 foot stage on top of a riser so floor space is tough to come by. When i get to a gig, I'm usually pointed to a small space they want the band to set up in. We do get the rare opportunity of playing on a stage but most places don't have one. This is one example of how much space venues leave for a band. This spot, while not typical represents my bands "stage" area at a majority of venues. We setup and play, making it work but Iv'e cut back on stands to tighten up my own space for this reason here. Anyone else have to jam in a corner at gigs? This is between sets, the guitar players don't get to jump around much either.