What ever happened to the van punks? (1 Viewer)

kenn

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A few years ago the punk scene was awash with Punks with Vans. The commercial vehicle enthusiast could be heard outside punk gigs discussing such important matters as DOE's and possible head gasket failure, with others rolling their eyes and walking away. These days you can go a full gig with people only talking about the bands, politics or sessions. Before any big session these vehicle owners phones would be hopping with some scabby punk looking for a lift and explaining that they had no cash for diesel. These days you'd be lucky if there was anyone in the back of Boh's punks van, let alone someone to drink with up the front.

So people what happened? I once counted over 12 punks with vans at a gig in lower deck. All driving.
 

gab

Member
think you need to ask yourselve that question.
what happened to you ????????????????????
 

Daniel

Well-Known Member
Are there even 5 punk vans on the go anymore? The Dan Van's due it's test again in a coulpe of weeks..... bbbrrrrrr
 
The 1911 census showed us that there were 600 milliners in Dublin city. How many milliners would there be now? NOT VERY MANY. The cosmic sands have shifted.
 

subbuteo !

Well-Known Member
or this

http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/campers/2784973

seemingly its a band van masqueradign as a camper

So to ask a difficult question - has anyone ever managed to get proper band insurance for a van / crew cab ? rather than late night gardener etc. if so how much?

the windows in that one don't look like they are ok for the new camper doe test.

some nice ones on donedeal alright http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/commercials/2749197 or http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/commercials/2749357

way cheaper ones than these as well.

i was wondering about that if ya could get comerical insurance by saying musican when they ask for your trade.anyone done this or know of anyone.as there are some good vans going for cheap all over the place right now.
 

bohs punks

Well-Known Member
Have heard they laugh at you as for some reason insurance companies associate vans and bands with late nights, drink, sessions, talking shite distracting the driver, making numbers in laybys, filling the back of the van with egits and head the balls etc

as if!

anyone on thumped insured as a band?
 

GO

Now Is Go
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I have a van.I'm almost a van man.Just gotta sort out a few details then I'm rolling in style.
 

subbuteo !

Well-Known Member
Have heard they laugh at you as for some reason insurance companies associate vans and bands with late nights, drink, sessions, talking shite distracting the driver, making numbers in laybys, filling the back of the van with egits and head the balls etc

as if!

anyone on thumped insured as a band?

maybe a sound and lighting tec,stage hand,event management or some such slightly related.
something that would explain the equipment if ya did have an accident.
 

Daniel

Well-Known Member
Think I'll become a photographer who specializes in band shoots. Would need a full backline in van for that....
 

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