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On the Tour Bus with Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is and Cobra Starship

June 7, 2007 3:12 PM ET

In our ongoing efforts to tell you how emo guys really live, we caught up with Fall Out Boy, the Academy Is and "Snakes on a Plane" dudes Cobra Starship at the New York stop of the catchily-named Honda Civic Tour. Not all emo bands are created equal -- some get two buses, and some get a couch with holes in it; some get master bedrooms and others get closets. But that didn't stop any of the bands from cramming as much as they could fit onto their buses for the two-month trek with +44 and Paul Wall.

Check out the photos to find out which band member gets gifts of cereal, which band finds alcohol behind every door and whose closet is full of dresses here.

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Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

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