Let's take a look at the poster from the last Valencia show last year.
It doesn't say "Goodbye Forever" the poster says "Goodbye For Now"
Shane is still going to play Valencia songs and it's pretty cool if Brendan does indeed join him for a show here and there every once and a while.
I don't think the status of bands needs to be so permanent that it's either ON or OFF like a light switch for ever and ever.
I think we all have to consider this: it's become ever so challenging for a band composed of numerous people to stick together for a long period of time the way the music industry is these days, let alone as individuals who have personal lives with commitments and sacrifices they make and creative interests too beyond the genre of their band. (i.e. Every AVenue, i.e. Kenny Vasoli, TSL)
I get where you guys are coming from saying that it was Valencia's last show (last year) but for all intents and purposes I still think it's important to understand the importance of chapters in bands careers (i.e. Yellowcard hiatus) and that it's still okay to celebrate their art even if they aren't still doing it on a full-time basis as a collective unit.