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The Wonder Years Are Looking For The Upsides

Posted by - 05:06 PM on 06/26/10
The Wonder Years are having a rough week. Read their plea in the replies.
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05:06 PM on 06/26/10
Alex DiVincenzo
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Message From The BandSo, maybe you've read the tweets and whatnot, but it hasn't been the smoothest couple of weeks for The Wonder Years. Coming back from Germany, we got lost because our driver's GPS wasn't working, missed our flights and had to spend $3000 extra to get home. Then, once arriving safely back to the states, we got word that our beloved WNDRVAN would never run again and a quest began to find a new van. We came across one we really liked and took it for a few test drives. It was pretty awesome and was in our price range. However, it was sold as is. Because of this, we took the van to a third party mechanic and had him check it over. That guy told me it was a great van and we should buy it so we laid down about $7000. Literally, the next day the van stopped working well. A few days later it had stopped working altogether. We took it back to the dealership. They basically told us they couldn't do anything. This was the day before the Streetlight tour started. We did the first two dates of the tour in a minivan and SUV that we borrowed. Then, on our day off, we took the last $3000 we had and bought the only van we could find. It actually runs great. Here's the issue: the bottom turned out to be pretty fucking rusty and before we even got out of our hometown, the trailer ripped out of the bottom of the van. We really don't like missing shows, so we figured out how to get to the show tonight in New Jersey and are currently working out a way to the show in Mass tomorrow. Then, we're going to drive back home on the day off, take out a massive loan and just man up and buy an actual new van. Then, drive overnight back to Montreal and try to make it up there to play. Now, here's the thing I need to make clear. I love my life. I'm not complaining or saying we have it bad because we don't. We get to do really cool shit all the time and we're very happy people. We obviously count ourselves lucky for getting the chance to do what we do and we'll always be making an effort to stay up and keep moving. We won't be asking for donations or begging for any sympathy. All I'm saying is that we have a webstore and there's a bunch of cool shit in there. We also know that a shit ton of you downloaded our record and I'm pretty fine with that but if you liked it, maybe buy a shirt or something now. We're going to make an effort to also get a bunch of leftover tour merch up there dirt cheap. The link is www.coldcutsmerch.com/thewonderyears and we appreciate all of you that buy something. Actually, I'm just thinking about this now, but if you order something and forward your order confirmation to wonderyearstour@gmail.com, we'll make sure to send you a personal thank you email because on days like these, it means a lot that you care about what we do.
05:09 PM on 06/26/10
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Fuck that is terrible. Let me check my bank account and we'll see what I can do to help out.

Also, you dudes should just ask for donations too. Nothing wrong with that at all.
05:11 PM on 06/26/10
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This band has my undying respect.
05:11 PM on 06/26/10
we will set sail the prairie
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solid dudes, buying a fuckin' shirt right now
05:12 PM on 06/26/10
and then what happens?
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yikes. that sucks.
05:13 PM on 06/26/10
Be Royal
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Plan on seeing these dudes with NFG August 20th. I'll do my best to help them out some more.
05:13 PM on 06/26/10
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I never buy band merch anymore unless they're local but I'm definitely gonna pick up a shirt or two.

Edit: Just bought the Fist Pump and Stay Puff shirt.
05:13 PM on 06/26/10
the seventeenth
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Great band, ungreat news. I'll buy a shirt or two in support.
05:15 PM on 06/26/10
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I love this band. I might buy something tonight
05:15 PM on 06/26/10
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I shall be purchasing shirts. Also see if I can at least lend a couple bucks when see you with Streetlight. Solid dudes.
05:16 PM on 06/26/10
I am Mick
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Will probably order the fist pump shirt or hoodie tonight. Great band who deserves it.
05:18 PM on 06/26/10
we will set sail the prairie
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bought the Polaroid shirt, that shirt totally owns. might buy more when they get the leftover tour merch up too.
05:19 PM on 06/26/10
Wings That Work
What A Bunch of Fools We Lovers Are
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Bought and bought. Love these dudes
05:22 PM on 06/26/10
Sneak Peek
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i looked on the webstore but couldn't find it, do they still sell the singers poetry book he put out? i would totally buy that.

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