Wednesday, December 23, 2015

FGL Cruise Part 06

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet. No matter how much chaos there is on the ship, it's always nice to be back with friends listening to our favorite bands and just having a great time.

I started off the morning at the autograph session. They had added one this year after multiple veterans mentioned that it would have been nice to have a time to chat with the other artists since we generally tried to leave them alone when they were off stage. I had brought a little captain hat to get signed because I figured it would be a great souvenir from the trip and I was right. In fact, all the artists got a big kick out of it since most of the other cruisers brought posters. Everyone was super chatty and friendly (although a couple seemed pretty hungover like the rest of the ship). 



After packing, we caught the songwriters round which is one of my favorite events on each cruise. It's one of the most stripped down performances they do on the cruise and it's always a lot of fun to listen to the writers' stories about how the songs were made and what goes into the process of writing one of the hit songs I hear all the time. Also- while there were two rounds this cruise, the one I went to had Eric Paslay (yay) which made it even more awesome.



It was superhero and villain night and I had actually put together a pretty intense costume. I usually kind of water it down but I am a geek at heart so I actually took the time to do my makeup and put together a wig and find pieces for a costume (you know, instead of a giant fuzzy onesie). 


Turns out I was only one of about five Harley Quinns on the ship. We all found each other though!

 

And I also managed to catch up with all the friends that I hadn't seen yet.


Even some new friends who ambushed me in the hallway (in a nice way).


I even got to chat with one of my fave bloggers, Hayley Hubbard (Tyler's wife) who runs the super awesome blog The Vogue Trip. She's just the sweetest!


Just like last year, I finished out the trip with a Russell Dickerson show and guess who shows up...






Awesome trip for round 2!!!!!!
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Monday, December 21, 2015

FGL Cruise Part 05

The port day was a busy one because they packed some pretty great shows in.

Here are more from Sam Hunt (taken with the camera and not the iPhone).








Florida Georgia Line did their second show for Redneck Yachtclub Night.

I didn't take a whole lot of photos because it was difficult to find a good place to stand and at this point, I've seen so many of their shows I didn't feel like snapping a ton of pictures. I even (eek) skipped the third show to avoid the crowds.




Then Jason DeRulo finished out the night and I got to watch with a new friend.





I have to say, I heard a lot of really negative things about Jason and his crew. The couple of crew members I met of his were quite nice but apparently a lot of fellow cruisers had really poor experiences and some downright bad ones. I only stayed for a couple of songs because the 11PM show started about 30-45 minutes late.

Definitely an interesting and very long day!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FGL Cruise Part 04

I won't lie- I was in a huge hurry to get back to the ship after Mexico for one reason:

Sam Hunt was playing.

We at lunch, changed, and then staked out a good spot on the pooldeck.

We were not sorry. This show was amazing.






We couldn't leave port until Sam departed the ship so we had a fun view of Cozumel 
from the top deck.


Got to hang out with another "veteran" cruiser. 


If you like Sam Hunt, you absolutely have to see his live show. This was my favorite show of the entire trip and when you see about a dozen shows in one trip, that really says a lot!
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Monday, December 14, 2015

FGL Cruise Part 03

This year we only had one stop on the cruise and that was Cozumel.

The forecast had originally said rain but we got lucky and unlike last year, there was no crazy rain or flooding to be found. Just clear skies, sunshine, and a whole lot of humidity.

We booked a city tour that included some Mayan ruins and a stop at the beach. There was a cute little restaurant right in the sand and we had the best shrimp quesadillas, nachos, and guacamole.







The ruins were small but still cool to see.




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