The moving of equipment can be a mammoth task. When I played in 26/36 as a drummer it could take up to 2 hours to travel to a gig and set up all the equipment. With and additional 2 hours for the pack up and a 4 hour gig, That is 8 hours of work.
Today we use a combination of state of the art digital equipment that allows us to set up the entire show in under 15min. All the equipment fits in that back of my Hatchback and we don’t compromise any sound quality.
Between gigs we pack the gear into a corner and practise on acoustic Guitars.