Our beloved van, Falcon, is no more
Starting mileage: 74,000 miles
Final mileage: 228,267miles
It is with great sorrow that we, The Pack a.d., announce that our beloved van, Falcon, has passed away. We imported her lovingly from Chicago in March 2008 and aside from going through brake pads like a viking, she got us to approximately 400 shows in 3 years. She let us sticker her body, fill her with sunflower seed shells and ash, sleep many a night in rest areas, and always looked clean due to her lovely shade of blue.
She didn't complain when Maya nearly tore off her back wheel fringe trying to navigate through a pin sized alley or when Becky backed her into a pole for no good reason. She taught us valuable lessons like: don't pump the gas too fast or I'll leak all over the ground, who needs to be able to open all the doors as long as you can open the driver side and the gear side, don't worry about the dashboard lights not coming on sometimes: just turn up the heat and I may give them to you, and who really needs air conditioning in Florida anyway?
She loved the highway but hated the iPod connector. She let rocks crack the windshield but in such a way that they didn't obstruct vision. She loved Books on Tape and BBC audio performances of Lord of The Rings.
And finally, she was the best first band van any band could have had. She was our home away from home.
We will miss Falcon and only hope that she is recycled into something cool like a space ship.
The Pack a.d.