02.20.04 – New Tour

2004. New tour. New truck driver (“Butchie”) (really). New bus.

Whenever we get a new bus we instantly begin marvelling at all the features that are different from the last bus. (Hey, the grids covering the air vents in the bunks are removable! That’s crazy!) And while I was busy being impressed with the double tape deck in the front lounge (with both auto reverse AND high speed dubbing, thank you very much), the others were discovering the “trash compactor” — conducting experiments and..

TRASH – BEFORE COMPACTIFICATION    TRASH – AFTER COMPACTIFICATION

As you can tell from the convenient before/after photos, the only real difference is that the styrofoam cup is smushed. Hyperconscious of the digital camera in my hand and smitten with the idea of glorious road journal glory, Gordon tossed a boot in the thing and set it to STUN…

(unstaged action photo by Brian Rosenworcel)

BOOT – BEFORE COMPACTOSYNTHESIS   BOOT – AFTER COMPACTOSYNTHESIS

Most anticlimactic road journal ever!

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