Not every band’s van has an extra seat for the merch girl. That’s what I realized while on tour with my band, The Lights Out. In your home city, there’s always a friend or girlfriend who can be roped into selling your stuff for a few beers. But when you’re on the road, you’re on your own. By the time we hustle our gear offstage, we’ve already lost the crowd’s attention. I started thinking about a self-service kiosk that could do the selling for us, during our set. The GigStation was born.