MOTORHEAD’S MOTORBOAT CRUISE FROM MIAMI TO THE BAHAMAS
Motorhead’s Motorboat sailed last week with thousands of the most diehard metal fans in the world. The boat sailed away from Miami for the 4 day adventure with rockers Exodus hitting the deck stage to get the party started with Heidi from Butcher Babies and members of Anthrax in the middle of the crowd rocking out.
Motörhead, Slayer and Anthrax headlined the second annual cruise. The lineup was rounded out with Suicidal Tendencies, a Corrosion of Conformity reunion, KYNG, Motor Sister, Huntress, Exodus, Fireball Ministry, Santa Cruz, and the all female punk band newcomers The Dead Deads who made an instant first impression and found many new fans onboard.
Motorboat is all about the fans and the fan experience. Band members were out of their rooms enjoying the ship, meeting fans, taking pictures, and signing autographs every day. Fans also can participate in activities on and off the boat in the Bahamas. Off the ship fans can see live shows on the beach, participate in meet and greets and compete in Beach Wars challenges. This year the bands Crobot and Santa Cruz formed teams and competed for the win. Onboard the ship fans participated in the competitions that include: beer pong, motor boating, and belly flop contests.
The highlight of the trip was seeing Lemmy, Phil and Mikkey Dee hit the stage for two performances that blew the doors off the Stardust Theater. The boys still have it and proved it with two 75 minute sets playing classic hits like “Lost Woman Blues,” “The Chase Is Better Than the Catch,” “No Class” and “Ace of Spades.”