They weren't joking. Drummer Derek Berk has written a great surreal travelogue about their trip for Vanity Fair. According to Derek, Guantanamo Bay is "like a giant summer camp, but with a Defense Department budget." Definitely a step up from their now dead 1992 GMC 3500.
But that was a few weeks ago. As I write this the High Strung are in Colorado. They'll be back in Michigan on Sunday, September 13th at Battle Creek's Willard Library.