we went home.
after 8 days in a van perpetually at the precipice of
overheating, a left-front wheel bearing on the verge of failure,
the heat constantly cranked to alleviate at least some of the heat
from the engine, and 45-55mph speeds, we all considered suicide to
be a viable option at some point. then the hard shifting and
shaking of the front end started and we knew the end of our van’s
life was near. this in addition to multiple shows not panning out
or fully falling through, the risk of driving to california was far
too great. none of us have money, and rather than gambling and
losing over 2,000 miles away from home, we decided it’d be safer to
at least try and drive home from texas. it took around 36 hours
instead of the predicted 20.
we sincerely apologize to any friends and promoters who booked
any of the shows we’re missing. we really do appreciate whatever
you had done to help us, and we hope to be back out again soon
after getting another van.