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The band was about to embark on their first concert tour in a van they converted to vegetable oil, using a kit they bought at
I caught up with them again last night after they came back from tour. The van broke down, thanks to trying to haul six people and a whole bunch of gear on 12-hour drives through the southern heat. It appears the breakdown had nothing to do with the veggie-oil-as-fuel, though, so that's good.
They also learned the hard way what a lot of artists learn the hard way: Book with a map (ahem,