posted March 9th,2011 by Flatfoot 56 Admin
We’re very sad to say that after 11 years of touring, over 1,000 live concerts and half a million road miles, our trusty van/home has finally seen its last day.
Just yesterday, our drummer Justin had a mishap with the van a concrete pole in a parking lot. The concrete pole won, taking the life of our tour vehicle, our home for the last 11 years. Justin is just fine and didn’t get hurt, but the loss of our van (and for 225 days a year – our home) is like losing a bandmate or a close family member. And it couldn’t happen at a more inopportune time for us, as we’re preparing for a road trip to Canada next week and a month long tour with Roger Miret and the Disasters along the south and west coast right afterwards. We’ve managed to borrow a van from our church that will get us through 6 days in Canada, but we need to get a new tour vehicle ASAP before heading out again. Unfortunately, like with most things in this day and age, our van is worth far less than what we still owe on it (it has 280,000 miles). We’re fairly certain that the insurance company will only cover a small portion of our outstanding balance with the bank. And on top of that, we’ve got no choice but to buy a new vehicle.
We’re not asking for charity, but we are asking for help. If Flatfoot 56 has impacted your life in any way, if our music has reached you and you feel that you can give back to us – even if only $1 – then please consider making a donation to the FLATFOOT 56 VAN FUND (via paypal – firstname.lastname@example.org).