Even with extensive experience playing a real life Oregon Trail (sans oxen), bugging the hell out of each other is still unavoidable, even with the extravagant space that comes with jamming a seven-person family into a bus as opposed to a van (or canvas-covered wagon). The band gave us the dirt on what drives them up the pretty short walls of the bus:
Liam McCormick, guitar & vocals: "What I do to annoy people the most? Oh man, there’s a whole list. I’m a coffee snob, so I’ll search out what I deem worthy coffee and force everyone else to go along with it, so I’ll… say, 'So hey we’re gonna stop at this coffee shop,' and it’s like oh my god we’re adding ten minutes to the trip so you can get a damn coffee!"
Owen: "I don’t even really notice when I hit things unless it’s with my head… so I’m sort of this destructive… Laura calls me the human wrecking ball."
Laura: I" have this book that I use to track our schedule, and everybody has access to it. It’s kind of crucial information, I work really hard on it, and I do it so everyone can refer to it. Of course, in a touring situation a lot of things are on the fly… sometimes if we’re all sitting on the bus, they’ll be like 'oh what time do I have to be there' and I’ll turn around and say TOUR BOOK instead of just telling them."