by Black Bubblegum, photos by Leia Jospe
Let's start with the good news. They are all OK - NO injuries. Genghis Tron narrowly avoided a truly great disaster when the right rear wheel of their van went Audi 5000 and sent them skipping across three lanes of traffic into the relative sanctuary of a ditch in the median. From the band:
"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days."Scoot on over to their myspace and donate via paypal if you can. Things don't look good, indeed, though so far they've only officially cancelled last night's show in Butler, PA, and tonight's in Philly.
"We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to gtmerch AT gmail DOT com. Every little bit helps...thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! "
Genghis Tron recently played a bunch of shows at SXSW including the Brooklyn Vegan free day party at Emo's Lounge. More photos from that show below....