I mean small as in no real financial backing so you've had to organise stuff yourself.
I have my guitar (and no hard case for it but it's solid body) and my pedal bag which is HEAVY, having five Boss/Digitech standard sized pedals and a power unit. Clearly I can switch to batteries for one gig but what's the flight situation like?
Am I going to need to take a separate seat for my guitar, because combined these are going to be pretty weighty.
And did anyone take cymbals or anything as a drummer? That's a big item too.