Memories, Make Me Want To Go Back There10:18 AM
So this one time, we met Weezer and this is what happened. No, those are not cardboard cut-outs, or photoshop. Everyone on the cruise got a photo with Weezer! They split us all up into two groups, and did our group the last day. They tried to make it quick, so we really only got to say "hi", before the camera guy told us to get ready. I asked if we could give them bunny ears, and they chuckled and Rivers said "Yeah! Thanks for asking!" MY FEELS. I really wanted to hug Pat and Scott again, and to tell Brian how much I love The Relationship, and to tell Rivers that he is my hero, but I can settle for getting a little laugh out of them, as well as an awesome photo.
I was really giddy after the photo, luckily we were in line with the two guys we met at the Weezer show, Bobby, and Joe (below). For being a very introverted, it was really easy to talk to a whole boat full of people who are there because they love the same thing that you do. It also helps when you have an extroverted husband who strikes up conversation with anyone.
Sunday was just a day at sea while we sailed back to Jacksonville, and we took advantage of it as much as possible. We tried to get picks with all of the friends we made, Ryen from Ozma (above in the blue hat, I am kinda bummed that I didn't run into his friend Becky again, she was really cool), Jesus (he picked me up, apparently, dude can lift). Oh and Rivers. !!! Yes! We saw Rivers in the cafeteria and he took a photo with us, such a sweetheart!
Then, we all decided that the waterslide was a must. I was immeasurably excited about the water slide, I did not know that water slides were basically standard for cruise ships, still. Well, we had to wait around for Kyle to go change, and in the meantime, Rivers and his family made their way up to the water slide as well. We all finally went on, and as Vera, Bobby, and I ran up the slide again, Rivers and his friend came up behind us. Because we had already went once, Vera told them they could go, and they were so excited! So basically, we were kinda on the waterslide with Rivers. Guys, I have no idea how I held my shit together for this, it is all honestly kind of a blur. SO MANY FEELS.
Later on there was a Weezer Q&A on deck with Adam Devine, it was really funny! Scott and Pat are so open and blunt, and Rivers and Brian are a little more shy, but they had some great answers. We made an attempt to do the coffee tasting with Brian after, but because of all of the crappy weather before the cruise, a lot of the coffee never made it to the boat. Then there was a really long line, so blah.
Sunday night was also Super Hero Night! We went as Batgirl and Robin, sidekicks FTW! There were some pretty amazing costumes, probably my favorite theme night. We got to catch up on a lot of the other acts on this night as well. Adam Devine and Doug Benson did a comedy show that was just so fucking hilarious I can't even. I was going to take a pic with Doug when I saw him later, but he was really, really, drunk. I probably still should have.
Sunday night was the second Weezer show, so while the other group got to go see them, we got a chance to see Diiv (pronounced 'Dive'), and they were really awesome! I loved the diversity of music each band brought with them, but also how they still managed to compliment Weezer.
We also saw Bleached again, and I think they had to be one of my favorites. As I mentioned, I did like all of the bands we saw, and was mostly excited about Ash, and The Relationship, but Bleached was a surprise. I had listened to all of the bands on Spotify before we left, and of course they are going to sound better live, but Bleached was really, really fun! They had a very energetic stage presence, and were also pretty funny.
Toro y Moi was another great surprise, I think because he brought the most diversity musically. The other bands were, well, bands, and his group was a mash-up of indie-pop and electronic style music. I am pretty sure there is a more accurate name for whatever genre that is, but I would like to call it "awesomesauce". I am not normally big on electronic-style music, but this was great!
Also, holy cute guy alert! I mean what.
I think towards the end of the night Kyle and I started to feel a little down as the trip was coming to an end. I am normally one who loves winter, but I was teased by such amazing summer weather while on this trip! Not to mention we finally traveled out of the country! I mean, we've been to Canada, but when Windsor is basically 'South Detroit', it is kinda old news for us Michiganders. However, on the last night Weezer announced that there would be a Weezer Cruise 3.0, so everyone start saving up their money so we can go!