Wednesday, April 21, 2010

VH1 Best Cruise Ever – Day 2

We started the morning off right with ordering room service to our cabin and then got ready for the day. We strolled around the ship and bumped into the lead singer, Chad from Carolina Liar (we saw him and the rest of the band a ton). He was super nice and we got a photo with him. We ended up going into the Candlelight Lounge for the VH1 Top 20 Countdown Panel. Jim Shearer and some of the producers were there doing a Q&A and giving a background on the show. It turns out that Jersey Shore was originally pitched to VH1 by the name of “Guido” and they passed for fear of losing sponsors. The original pilot was shot a few years back, which I never would have known.


Strolling the Promenade Deck


Best Cruise Ever!


Me and Chad from Carolina Liar

Later we headed over to the Paris Lounge for a Q&A session with 3 Doors Down. Fans got to ask the band questions, which ended up being very fun and informative. After that, we headed up to the Lido deck to watch the Cannonball Contest out by the pool that Shinedown was hosting. A big guy from Wisconsin won and then the band did a giant cannonball into the pool once it was over with the winner.


Q&A with 3 Doors Down


Cannonball Contest with the winner and members of Shinedown

We stayed out on the deck and saw 7daybinge with Cathy and Steve. After sun and a ton of music, we took a walk around the ship. We were up on the Promenade Deck and saw they had sushi. Jason Wade from Lifehouse (lead singer) was getting some too and we got to chat with him for a minute and I got a pic. He was really friendly, which made me happy, since I’ve been a fan forever. We headed back outside and caught the acoustic set from Carolina Liar and then we bumped into Jon (the lead singer) for 7daybinge. He was great too.


Us at the 7daybinge show


Me with Jason from Lifehouse


Carolina Liar acoustic set on the Lido Deck


Geof with Jon from 7daybinge

We headed back to the cabin, got ready for dinner and met up with Steve and Cathy. It was the night they were serving lobster tail and it was not very good at all. Dinner was a nice time though and we had some laughs. Afterwards, we went back up to the Promenade Deck and listened to Nic Cowan sing for awhile. We saw Amy and Chad there too and then Geof, me, Steve and Cathy headed up to the Lido Deck for the Shinedown show. We parked ourselves right by the pool and set up chairs. It was so relaxing and nice to sit under the stars out to sea listening to good music. I love Shinedown’s new single “The Crow & The Butterfly”.


Cathy, Steve, Geof, me after dinner in the Carnivale Dining Room


View from our chairs at the Shinedown show


Shinedown

After Shinedown, we headed back to the Candlelight Lounge and hung out for a bit with Jes and Amanda and then went to the Lido for a late night snack. Throughout the day, we also got to chat with Dave and Tate from SafetySuit and that is always nice. You never feel like you’re talking to guys in a band when you see them. They’re just down-to-earth and that is something you don’t see very often.

Sadly, we ended up not getting dressed for 80’s night. I’ll save my costume for Halloween or something like that. I would say about 20% of the cruisers dressed up. These were pretty cool.



Next up is our day in Grand Cayman and then our last day on the ship. I hope I’m not boring you to death. I wanted to recap this like I do with every trip, so that I can look back on it and remember the good times.

21 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

what a great time!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the red necklace!

Join the Gossip said...

Def not boring at all. I love how this post off like the 2nd chapter of a book! You look so great in all of these pics, great outfits!

This cruise sounds so amazing. It keeps getting better and better haha! Crazy about Jersey Shore...

I loooove going to concerts, but sometime you get so tired. I think it's cool you relaxed for one of the shows. Sounds so relaxing to just lounge in the moonlight listening to live music.

It's even cooler that all of the bands were friendly and personable, makes you like their music even more!

Can't wait for the next installment =)

MCW said...

Can't wait to wear my necklace! I love it!

Katie said...

how awesome that you got to be so close to all of the stars!!

Miss Anne said...

So glad you're having a blast! that red necklace of yours is to die for!

you look fabulous and happy my friend!

:) can't wait for the next post!

xo

Sweet Southern Prep said...

WOW! That looks like the best time! :)

Brittany Ann said...

The 80s night is hysterical! I love it!

Gwen said...

What a fabulous day!!! I love the Mario costume!! I would never have thought to do that!! XOXO

Lindsey said...

So fun!! I love your outfit and adorable red necklace!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

How fun!! Still jealous you're out cruising while I'm stuck at work...and it's raining outside.

LOVE the necklace...I rememeber your post about it and you're totally rocking it!!

Kristin said...

I wanna go on a cruuuuuuuuuise!! You look like you're having so much fun. Love that dress!

Tasha said...

I love the cruise recaps! The 80's night girls with the neon shades are great! How fun!

Ally said...

Just left your hubs the same comment - glad you guys had a lovely time! So glad Corey Feldman wasn't there, I might have been jealous if you got to hang with him :)

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Wearing Mascara said...

How fun! I love the red necklace!!!! xo

Beth Dunn said...

Sounds like SO much fun! So jealous. xoxo
SC

Brittany said...

Woah! Looks so much fun!!

BLC :o said...

Yaya! Looks like the BEST WEEK EVER!!! Hehe. And, I am LOVING your necklace. Definitely worth the hunt. Enjoy and bring the sun back with you!!! Xoxo-BLC

The Queen of Clearance. said...

This sounds like the best trip ever! My husband would have had to get a picture with mario! lol

living well said...

Looks like a fun time!! That's so cool that there were so many celebrities!

Charlotte said...

So fun! LOVE your dress and necklace!! too cute!!!