I'm from philly looking for a slam team, but I've looked around here already and I wasn't interested enough to stay. I always found myself performing in NJ with my mentor or lured to NYC, MD, VA etc, for open mics or shows.
The touring idea was something I was going to do when I settled enough cash. Right now I'm focusing on video poems to develop a catalog of those first, as to supplement the photo poems- so that when I do perform there is material to further the work that I had performed.
You're right in saying I'll go anywhere, I just wanted to see who (managerial side of things) was opening up positions to perform (where I'd fit in) so that I could do research on their area / and their performances.
All my work is free, and I never charge a cover OR I foot everyones cover at the end of the night. Everyones a poet, and charging someone money for it makes you just another normal writer.
While I'm on that high horse, are their any societies that do not try to sell their work to members in poetry? I was in one a while back which disbanded 3 years back, and I've been wandering ever since. I even started my own for a while, but it failed due to the lack of poetical prowess of the participant pool- only so many people can hear so many qoutes from modern songs-turned metaphor as well as love poems or situations your people just can't get out of.
That google map on events I found in the forum was legit, a very valuable roadmap for free touring.