Rubber Tramp Rendezvous – Burning Van

You’ve seen this, right?   It’s important to me that you’ve seen this.

All videos are the same moment, from different angles and with different lengths and qualities. Try to spot the videographers from each other’s shots!

And yes, the “Here we go” lady is audible in every single one.

 

Somewhere in the middle of the song, Jamie decided to cut to some Skrillex stuff, so this one doesn’t have the whole song; but he got some wider shots to show more of the area surrounding the event:

Bonus drone shot that I can’t confirm because they replaced the audio with different recorded music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEU2Gd0y3eo

Lyrics – From https://hobolawyer.travel.blog/2017/02/02/on-the-road-again/ :

In our vans again. Just can’t wait to get in our vans again. The life we love is in the desert with our friends. And we can’t wait to get in our vans again.

In our vans again. Goin places that most haven’t been. Goin places we may never go again. And we can’t wait to get in our vans again.

Rubber tramps again. Like a band of gypsies we go down to Quartzsite. We’ll see Bob again. We’ll share our tales at campfires in the night time. Warm fire time.

Well our vans are small. We have no spaces left upon the wall. But they’re are homes and we’re happy as can be. Our vans are how we’re living oh so free.

Burn that van again. Like a blazing symbol it lights up the night sky. And we all will cheer. Because simple pleasures seem to be the best ones with good friends.

Burn that van again. Just can’t wait to burn up that van again. It marks the end of our stay here in Quartzsite town. But next year we’ll be coming back again. And we can’t wait to get in our vans again.

 

 

Customized Cargo Van Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Good quality
  • Can stand up (with custom top)
  • Decently easy maintenance; can be maintained by a regular car mechanic
  • Easy to set up and break camp
  • Great mileage
  • Decent safety and security
  • Great accessible locations and maneuverability
  • Great extensibility and customizability
  • Can get almost anywhere

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Why van dwelling?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feLbUma4ymE

Humans have a tendency to pursue the familiar and comfortable. We find our way into a life that provides a seemingly reasonable compromise between happiness and security, dig ourselves into a rut, put down roots, and wait a few decades for death to find us. Some of us tend to move around and do it several times, but the pattern is the same. In doing so, we basically throw our hands in the air and declare “Good enough.” While people have the right to pursue happiness, at some point, they just stop doing so. This is an antipattern that demands fixing.

Why do we move from place to place every few years or decades? Because we get bored with that place. We pick a new location, tell ourselves we’re going to explore it and see what it really has to offer. Ultimately, however, we end up right back in the same rut we just came from, and probably with more debt. The cycle itself prevents us from pursuing happiness, let alone finding it. Continue reading “Why van dwelling?”