HAhahaha funny question for today. Last night I was trying to figure out, based on the archive shows, which ones i 'd actually been to....talk about memories bleeding into one another and years being intertwined. It was a lesson in futility
I started in 1979 (first show - 2/4/79 outside of Madison, WI) and didn't really stop' til it was all over, tho I really slowed down in '87 cuz I was living in Europe.
I'd say I traveled as far as one could go, my home base being Chicago.
I don't remember what I did for money( I do remember selling PBJ's in Kansas City for a plane ticket home and those similar kind of situations and getting really lucky with rides between shows)
The one financial incident that really stands out in my mind is that I sold one entire semester's meal plan at college back to the school to get money for a tour that I picked up in Las Vegas some year...'83??
That didn't go over well at home ...as if any of it did...
All I know is I wouldn't change one iota of it for ANYTHING!!!!
edit: I guess the answer really is that I flew from Athens, Greece to Chicago and then got on a train and went straight to Houston, TX ~ how many miles I haven't a clue