My "EH" Team shirt drew a ton of attention from "EH" Teamers that I'd only spoken to over Facebook and by many more who wanted to be included in next year's event. I take this moment to apologize to all those Canadians that we had not been able to discover throughout the course of time leading up to the voyage, please join the "EH" Team and we'll be sure to get you involved next year. The minutes were rolling by fast as I met new friends and greeted old and before I knew it time had arisen to catch John Corabi in the Pantheon Theatre, the very first show of the boat. Corabi has been an absolute staple for the Monsters of Rock Cruise expanding on his sole appearance the first year, an acoustical presentation, to this year's full band electrical set as well as an acoustic show. A little late in arriving I was forced to surrender my beverage (no drinks in the theater) and entered on "Everything's Alright". Corabi's son, Ian, was on drums for the performance, their second ever gig together (co-
|John Corabi-photo by Brian Ronald|
After meeting at my assigned muster station for the life jacket drill it was time for Dangerous Toys in the Black & White Lounge, which I surmised would be akin to the Zebra Lounge found on last year's
|Jason McMaster-photo by Brian Ronald|
After the Texans of Dangerous Toys I rushed up to the pool deck for the "Blackout at Sea Shot" (a photo looking out from the pool stage at the crowd all wearing black t-shirts to be followed by Tesla's sail away from port concert. Here's 2013's blackout shot......just like a "Where's Waldo" game can you spot the idiot who had a few drinks early in the day and failed to go back to his cabin for a black shirt in time for the photo? Good Decibel Geek promo I guess!
|Scanned from the front of the 2013 Cruise Book|
|Danny Vaughn-photo by Brian Ronald|
|Photo by Brian Ronald|
After hanging out, taking a few photos with friends and a few beverages it was up to the pool stage for Vixen. When I got up there I found it had been raining heavily and with the lightening the show had been cancelled. A perfect time to grab a bite and drinks with some more friends filled the time easily and took me to Red Dragon Cartel's performance in the Pantheon Theatre, but not before I paused at the Autograph Q&A session. The session was held in the Atrium (reception area) and I was the next level up looking down over the railing just in time to see my Canadian friends that had gotten engaged yesterday at the KIX/Firehouse pre-party with the assistance of Randy Rand. He saw them approach, recognized them and called them up to recount the engagement story.
|Red Dragon Cartel-photo by Brian Ronald|
|Waiting for Winger-photo by Dawn Williams|
|The Iron Maidens-photo by The Meister|
Time for sleeping......will bring you Sunday's events soon.
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*****Many thanks to my friend Brian Ronald for the use of his awesome photographs*****