Barge To Hell (part 4 Of 4) in Miami, Florida (USA) am 03.12.-07.12.201
It was the last day on board. The sea became rougher, which made the task for bands and fans even more difficult. This permanent shaking of the ship is really nothing for people with a massive hangover like us.
SOLSTAFIR’s second show was a bit of an early bird event. Musically, they were not necessarily a highlight, but the show suited the atmosphere on board. Every band had two chances, and this time SOLSTAFIR did a good job as an smoothie Opener for us at the pool site..
While enjoying a bucket of Corona beer and sun on the upper deck, we moved to the Pool Deck, where NOVEMBERS DOOM were meant to rock the stage. OK, they had a good sound and showed a good performance, but they did not rock at all! The skills of the musicians are without doubt good, but the rather boring performance did not kick ass.
But this is nothing to be worried about, because there was so much entertainment on this last day on the cruise. One could have done drum workshops. Or if he felt man enough, try to win the Belly Flop Contest at the Pool. Simply having some drinks at the upper deck was also an good alternative, because the sun burnt down on the fans like fire.
After a short break, watching HOLY MOSES again at the Pool Stage, we decided to have a look at the Theater again, where VITAL REMAINS played their second gig. Unfortunately we missed half of their first gig, but this time we arrived just in time. It is always fun, to see performing bands on stage AND a crowded Theater. Both was the case when VITAL REMAINS plugged in their instruments. And they had as much fun as the audience, which was completely exhausted by the band. The crowd cheered and celebrated a big party.
We entered the Pool Area to watch POSSESSED’s second performance. All we have to say about that is: marvelous! Although we must admit that their harsh music is even better when darkness falls on the cruise ship, as we had seen at their first gig. They were really in a good mood and performed with an impressive sound and an even more impressive precision. The crowd was also grateful and gave POSSESSED the respect they deserved.
After we had missed the first show of ENSLAVED in parts, this time we were at the stage on time to fully enjoy the second show. After the intro was over, the Norse started extremely powerful. The energy level of the Norse was incredibly high throughout the whole show. A huge mosh pit was formed in front of the stage and showed how important ENSLAVED are to the fans. Every song was greeted with wild cheers.
While we were listening at SOILWORK at the Theater, the wind increased extremely at deck. These winds felt one in the theater as stronger swaying. But once we arrived at deck, the wind reached frightening scales.
But BEHEMOTH did not care much about, They had just one task: kick everybody's ass! . A task, which was fulfilled completely by these guys. They still kick ass, especially vocalist Nergal sounds great. He was in an extremely cool mood on this last evening and gave the crowd at the Pool what the deserved. The audience was also still in a party mood. So this Gig became a really cool climax of a long cruise.
The cruise ended as it begun: With an extremely intense show of Bay Area Thrash veterans EXODUS. The veterans entered the stage fully suited in a three-piece suit. Rob Dukes looked like Blues Brother James Belushi. And also the rest of the band was an eye catcher. The played an awesome performance, which was a perfect the closing ceremony on deck.
After four days, fully loaded with cool Heavy Metal, and a lot of party, we called it a day, and had a final Jackie Coke. From the Viking Crown Lounge, you have a perfect overview over the complete upper deck of the “Majesty Of The Seas”, the Heavy Metal Love boat…
We had to disembark at nine o'clock sharp, because the “Majesty Of The Seas” had to set out in the evening again, this time with “normal" passengers. We highly doubt that the ship and his crew will have as much fun with them as with the 1223 mostly long-haired heavy metal fans. But the organizers promised that there will be a new BARGE TO HELL with a new destination in 2014! We are looking forward to that as the first edition surely was an expensive journey, but first and foremost a simply indescribable experience again. And we are looking forward to the 70.000 Tons Of Metal, in 5 weeks. .
geschrieben am 27.12.2012 von Blizzard
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musikalischer Background des Verfassers NWOBHM; Thrash- / Speed- / Power- / US- / Death- / Doom / Stoner Metal ; Glam / Classic/ Hard Rock & Sleaze,
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