One of my blog missives has been to post all of my concert ticket stubs, year by year in order, starting with my first Van Halen concert in 1980. I recently finished posting all of my 1980-89 stubs and intended to move on to the ’90s. But then 2020 came along. I started writing this post … More My 2020 Concerts, Coronavirus, and Memes
Merrymaking: conviviality, festivity, gaiety, jollification, rejoicing, and revelry…that pretty much sums up the week. Great music, great people, great times – lovely weather and beautiful islands – another fun-filled escape to a happy, live music paradise. If I had to pick my three favorite shows from this year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise, I’d go with … More 2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise – Merrymaking
The 2018 Monsters of Rock Cruise was yet another fantastic vacation in the slew of well-organized On the Blue concert cruises. I have been lucky enough to be able to seek my personal respite, reprieve, hiatus – whatever you want to call taking a breath of life as it should be once in awhile – on seven … More 2018 Monsters of Rock Cruise Recap
The Monsters of Rock Cruise involves spending several days and nights strolling the ship seeing a bunch of bands in a variety of atmospheres – it’s a live music lover’s dream vacation. While it is not the least bit relaxing to the body, it is to the soul ;o). The 2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise “Shredders of the Deep” East Coast event returned to … More 2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise Recap
In honor of recently making my final payment for the 2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise East (yay), below is a response to the many questions I get about the cruise – and the best explanation I can give of why I keep going back. Imagine a festival concert where you are not trapped in a gated … More So What is the Monsters of Rock Cruise Like?