It was one of the hardest days in Jam Van memory. Everything that seemingly could go wrong went wrong. The Van was late, the generator and solar power were down, the parking lot we were supposed to park in was full of cars making it hard for the van to navigate its entrance. Then, the cherry on top, The Van’s battery died while we were backing into the parking lot, leaving The Van jack-knifed in an alley behind fraternity row at USC, completely blocking passage on either side. To say we were illegally parked was the understatement of the year. Luckily 2015 had just begun, and luckily The Bots are extremely mellow dudes. They didn’t bat an eye when we told them we were going to go ahead and film the session with The Van in the middle of the road. They just smiled and said “let’s do this.” So I guess it wasn’t all bad luck. Because the cops didn’t show up until the very end of the day, and we got these rad couple of tunes on tape, and that’s all that matters. So here’s to the first ever illegally parked Jam in the Van!