Is there a reason drummers set up their kits on a space rug?

It's simply that. I always see drum kits set up on a small rug that they take with them. Why?

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Z1ggy8 years ago
Ive come across 2 answers. 1: It stops your stuff sliding around on slippery stage floors 2: It's tape-marked, so wherever you set up your kit you know exactly where to place all your hardware.
peach_fart7 years ago
as everyone says, to keep everything from moving. unlike what z1ggy says, not all drum rugs are tape marked. my high school's jazz band drumset rug isn't taped, and the closest to tape marked we have are the percussion carts that have ratchet straps to keep the timpanis and auxiliary percussion set ups from falling whie moving pit equipment in marching band.
doggyd69b7 years ago
To prevent the bass drum from running away as your are playing a song.
and to prevent floors from getting scratched.
yo, its so the kit dont skrath the floor, and it makes the kik/bass drum sond better..
sound918 years ago
The drummers I have been around do it to keep the equipment from sliding around, and it is easy to move as one unit.
Jayefuu8 years ago
To stop it sliding forwards while they play? So their kit doesn't scratch the nice wooden floor? I can't think of any acoustic benefits.