They can't even stay after the game and play songs for the fans any more (SEC rule not LSU rule),
I might be wrong, but I think this only applies to away bands.
Also, we have done same day trips before. In 2009 the PP7 phantom interception game was a 1 day trip for the pep band.
(Again I could be wrong) but I think the reason we don't do more full band trips is because LSU pays for the tickets to the away games and sells them to their fans to make back the money. The band uses tickets up out of the LSU allotment. The pep band I believe takes up 150 seats, and the full band takes up 400. Again, it boils down to a money issue.