we were in transit to our last show of the tour. automatic loveletter was leaving us after tonight. the show was in vienna, virginia at jammin' java. we were actually on time. on the way there the van started into a slight fishtail motion that i thought was merely wind or poor weight distribution of our equipment. steve said drive it out cuz this happens all the time. a lot of funky shit happens to our van that we drive out... not this time. the fishtailing worsened and we were lucky enough to be RIGHT at a service exit with a gas station. our back right tire was blown to shreds and the back left was soon to follow. Earl from Sunoco ordered us two brand new tires and was nice enough to install them. Earl also ordered two signed, black making april shirts and cd's cuz he listens to all kinds of music except rap. 400 raping dollars later we were on our way!
we get to the show just as john is up on stage with automatic singing misery business. this was one of the many pranks that would go on throughout the night in celebration of our final show together. there were drum kits taken away mid song, mustaches drawn, musicians mocked, shirts ripped off, guitar strings cut, blankets tossed over players, vans vandalized, songs butchered in any way shape or form. you really had to be there to experience the mayhem. it was a lot of fun. we'll miss automatic loveletter, but we'll be on tour with secondhand serenade all throughout april so dont miss us if we come through your area!!!