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Ben Higgins
post Aug 19 2011, 10:00 AM
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Whilst watching Gabriel's video of Cirse going to the Avril Lavigne gig I was struck with admiration (and a little envy) by their cool band van ! We've never had one band vehicle and have relied on several cars to get to gigs etc..

What about you guys ? Do any of you have vans/minibuses or do you just use your own seperate vehicles ? smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 10:09 AM
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always been seperate cars, for a couple of gigs (and unsure of the legalities on load etc) but we did manage to squeeze 3 of us and all our gear (amps and guitars not drums) into one car and the drummer arrived seperatley with his kit, it was certainly a tight squeeze, I was ok, it was my car but the other two were certainly squashed! smile.gif


(If you decide to get a van Ben you can swing by mine and pick me up biggrin.gif laugh.gif)


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post Aug 19 2011, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Aug 19 2011, 10:09 AM) *
(If you decide to get a van Ben you can swing by mine and pick me up biggrin.gif laugh.gif)


Oh I bet you'd like that wouldn't you ? laugh.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 10:46 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 19 2011, 10:27 AM) *
Oh I bet you'd like that wouldn't you ? laugh.gif


ah no, you`ve kinda made it sound all dirty! laugh.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Aug 19 2011, 10:46 AM) *
ah no, you`ve kinda made it sound all dirty! laugh.gif


Oh, I didn't mean it that way either.. haha ! cool.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 11:33 AM
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Mostly own vehicles, but I've had the experience to be taken in a van/bus to gigs smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 11:39 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Aug 19 2011, 11:33 AM) *
Mostly own vehicles, but I've had the experience to be taken in a van/bus to gigs smile.gif


Yeah, nothing beats the feeling of all going to the the gig together, which usually involves empty food wrappers on the floor of the van etc ! laugh.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 12:27 PM
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I just start to play in band consisting more than two people, never gigged so never needed a car for that. But I do have a Toyota Hilux in my firm, and also a old "armored" car for transporting cash. So those two would do the trick quite well. But these aren't as charming as a "true barrel shaped van".


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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Aug 19 2011, 12:27 PM) *
But I do have a Toyota Hilux in my firm, and also a old "armored" car for transporting cash.


You're going to laugh at this but my girlfriend drives a Toyota Hilux.. and yes, we have used it to transport gear to gigs before (when the weather was good) !! laugh.gif

Armoured car though ? That's totally cool ! biggrin.gif


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Hilux is a great car, and because of it height and size women do like driving it also:) I used it with my re-enactment group, was funny when two guys were hanging out of the windows while armed in halberds:P The whole car was filled with spears, shields and axes \m/ biggrin.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 03:08 PM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Aug 19 2011, 12:43 PM) *
Hilux is a great car, and because of it height and size women do like driving it also:) I used it with my re-enactment group, was funny when two guys were hanging out of the windows while armed in halberds:P The whole car was filled with spears, shields and axes \m/ biggrin.gif


That is triumphant !! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 03:39 PM
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haha yeah! we have the scooby doo van! biggrin.gif

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post Aug 19 2011, 07:23 PM
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Well, Gabe's van is a van! biggrin.gif Imagine that a few years ago, we used to stash 4 people and instruments in this thing:



and we managed to have fun doing it biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 19 2011, 07:23 PM) *
Well, Gabe's van is a van! biggrin.gif Imagine that a few years ago, we used to stash 4 people and instruments in this thing:



and we managed to have fun doing it biggrin.gif


What is it ??? A toy car ?? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif



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post Aug 19 2011, 08:09 PM
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We used cars, but it's definitely more fun to travel in a van. I traveled in a van lots of times on gigs, but they were all rented. It's cheap enough and the professional driver drives it. Would love to have the van Gab has, looks cool. It was always my dream to have that van, even when I wasn't thinking about touring smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 09:41 PM
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Van is a very practical solution and much more fun. But several times, usually somewhere in the middle of nowhere, this same Van broke down , don't ask me how we got back home, heheh! Since then, just in case, we travel with two,three cars. wink.gif


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post Aug 19 2011, 09:44 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 19 2011, 03:23 PM) *
Well, Gabe's van is a van! biggrin.gif Imagine that a few years ago, we used to stash 4 people and instruments in this thing:



and we managed to have fun doing it biggrin.gif



hahah I remember doing something similar with one of these... smile.gif

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