I recently played an orchestra pit with a very fine guitarist. We had to sign vouchers, and I noticed he was from out-of-state. VERY out-ot-state: the show was in New Jersey, and he was from Virginia (Eastern Shores: 200 miles one way).
He was justifying the commute as he was staying with some friends (it was a show with rehearsals that ran for 8 evenings). But as an adjunct professor at a university in New Jersey, he made that commute DAILY!