Haha we're still in the van yo! Two shows into our home route (via L.A.) I'm homeless for this band, so when we get back to Nashville I'll be sleeping on couches. I consider this van the most comfortable place I'll be for at least the next two years of life. And I'm fine with that. Haha
Woah! You think the van's more comfortable than a couch?! And yeah, I hear you with the homeless thing. Safe drives back, man! I'm sure we'll see you guys soon.
man thats grueling for small bands....i worked as a production assistant on a indie horror film and i had 14 hour days working from 6 am until 10 pm at night for free and i BARELY made it through the 2 week shoot....i can't imagine 2 months.
Absolutely love that Farewell Fighter was mentioned in this article. I got the pleasure of following Warped this summer selling CDs for my friend, and watching all of them keep at it, even in days of sweltering heat, was an amazing work ehtic to see (they paired with my friend and this band called InPAssing could seriously accomplish anything with the drive they all had). It helped me keep going every once in a while when I wanted to give up--especially when I had a long day of selling and volunteering at Klean Kanteen.
I've always had respect for the bands who do this tour. After reading your article, my respect level has gone up a shit ton if that's possible. To the bands who put in the long hours and dedication just to get your name out there to people, you deserve the world and so much more. Thanks for the article, thomas!