Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids. Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever. Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!
So... yeah, I'm about to go in and do my first ever blog recap of Holy Ship! even though I've been on EVERY SINGLE VOYAGE since its maiden voyage in 2012... I'm what you would call "OG SHIPFAM" b/c I've been there since the beginning and even got my ceremonial robe that you get when you graduate after at least 4 voyages... but enough about the Old Man and the Sea... let's get into some highlights. Just like I did in my previous HARD SUMMER recap, there were way too many moments throughout the 4 days of this 1st voyage (did I mention I went on B2B cruises and also will post my 9.0 recap?), so I'm gonna just go through some of my fave highlight moments from a trip that resulted in me uploading about 100GB!?!?! of video from this first trip. Seriously, there was way too much going on, so in case you wanna dig deeper into the channel and find shit that I didn't get to talk about in this post, then... CLICK THIS BIG GLENJAMN THING TO GO THE YOUTUBE TREASURE TROVE...
I landed last week from both ships (that's 10 days on a cruise ship bruh), so pardon my frazzled approach to this recap. I'm literally awake at 9 in the morning on a Saturday to try and write out my thoughts from a time when I didn't know I was even thinking. This is about to get deep...
TOP MOMENTS + COOL SHIT FROM HOLY SHIP! 8.0:
1) SHIPFAM ARE CRAZIEST/NICEST/WILDEST FOOLS ON THE SEVEN SEAS
Before I go in on this recap, I really did have to give the first S/O to the people that help make this festival so damn fun, the participants. I mean, this shit ain't cheap. Just like how Burning Man ain't cheap. And just like how Coachella ain't cheap. I really gotta give it up to those that plan all year to go to Holy Ship! and plan out their crazy af costumes for the themed nights and always have a giant smile on their face walking through the cruise ship's hallways or in the buffet or in the elevator or at the parties... they are really a fun-loving bunch of pirates that work regular day jobs, but for 5 glorious days on international waters, they are meta-humans.
2) INTRODUCTIONS AND REUNIONS! #2MANYDJs
For most people that go on the boat, it's their time to get as close as they can to their favorite DJs and for them to fan out... for me, it's a nice time to catch up with a bunch of homies that grew up together in the scene and to see them get psyched for the upcoming adventure to come... No matter how many followers you have, you're still gonna have fun on the boat ;)
3) THE MOTHAFUCKIN #BLOGHOUSEPARTY #VIBES
Before I go in, lemme just say that the photo above was taken when the vid below was being played:
A moment to breathe... and to go restart from the beginning of the party...
SO... on one of the nights on the boat, we were treated to my all-time favorite party from all the HOLY SHIP! parties ever. I mean ever. For about 5 hours, I stayed in one room and got drunk and fully indulged on the party happenings to transport my ass back to 2006-2009... a glorious time in music when I actually became homies w/ most of the DJs that were featured as tribute to the BLOGHOUSE GODS. I mean, it had all the homies w/ the GOTTA DANCE DIRTY DJs, DROP THE LIME aka Curses, STACCATO aka Gina Turner & Louisahhh!, Busy P WTF!!!, DJ A-Trak playing NONSTOP jams. I was crying on the inside... I was sweating on the outside, I mean this shit was some church shit. Thanks for this. It was special. There were entirely too many moments, I could have written an entire blog post on just this one party... but it was just one party on this crazy fucking boat.
4) LIFE'S A BEACH (PARTY)
So... sometimes, the sun shines down on the ravers from the party gods above (TBH the weather wasn't always perfect during the whole trip... but this day was perfect)... and let you throw a private island party at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. We had some Dirtybirds wandering around while Destructo, Duke Dumont, and Rory Phillips provided the island music vibes to the shindig. If you complain about being somewhere like this with great music playing and the sun shining in the Bahamas while it's raining everywhere else in the states, then ur an asshole.
5) BUSY P = DAVE CHAPPELLE + OPRAH
PEDRO is the MAN. He is the BOSS. He is the CAKE BOSS. HE IS THE NEW OPRAH. YOU LEAVE A HOT MIC WITH THE FRENCH MASTER, THEN YOU GET GOLD. HE ONLY PROVIDES REAL VIBES. I THANK HIM FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP BUT I REALLLY THANK HIM FOR HAVING JOKES ON JOKES ON JOKES. ALL CAPS!
7) FRESH FACES ON DA SHIP
What's cool about the ship is that I get very rare opportunities to see homies of homies play that I may not have had a chance to catch during my really busy times at most festivals. Love having the chance to catch some vibes of these newcomers to me ;) S/O to NGHTMRE, RUFUS DU SOL, TROYBOI, POINT POINT, MERCER, MANILA KILLA, AMTRAC for letting me lurk on y'all ;)
8) CLASSIC HOUSE VIBES LEGEND FUN
Nothing better than being on a rave cruise and dipping into rooms w/ some great HOUSE VIBES. I am a sucker for that. THANKS TO THE HOMIES FOR PLAYING THIS JUST FOR MEEEEE: DUKE DUMONT B2B CLAUDE VON STROKE B2B TEED B2B DJEDJOTRONIC B2B GREEN VELVET B2B BUSY P B2B BOSTON BUN (i'm currently listening to the one track that Boston Bun and Pedro played while I type)
9) A COUPLE MORE CLIPS OF THE HOMIES
I mean, two of the homies just ending the entire first of two holy ship journeys for me by playing dope hip hop and rad house and having a stage full of friends I have grown up with and/or have recently vibed with providing a fitting end to a first great weekendish 5 days... Thanks again to DJ Snake and Atrak for bringing the soundtrack. And definitely thank you for having the last 2 songs on the boat be DAFT MOTHA FUCKIN PUNK. #AFTPUNK 4 LIFE.
But yeah, these were some leftover photos that I was intending to post... so here's another slideshow thang of some good leftovers (even though I shot like 500 more photos!)
So, yeah, this was just a taste of what happened on 8.0. I then proceeded to get off the ship and then reboard the ship for 9.0... I'll post that recap ASAP ;)
I'm gonna sleep now!