Official Saxon Forum

Go Back   Official Saxon Forum > Saxon General
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-03-2012, 01:39 AM
Janet's Avatar
Janet Janet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 476
Send a message via Skype™ to Janet
Default Monsters of Rock?

Nothing is ever official until it's announced here. My Saxon747.com website still isn't displaying properly but I don't think I missed anything. Anyway, with that being said....the Monsters of Rock cruise has announced Saxon as being on board for 2013. Ugghhh!!!! This cruise can't hold a candle to 70000 Tons of Metal and I was hoping Saxon would be on that one again next year. Looks like I may need to go on both cruises AGAIN. This ship is so freaking huge that stalking may be impaired. (being an American Saxon fan can be outrageously expensive)
Hey Rich (Saxonfan) you gotta go!!! A cruise festival is the ultimate vacation. !!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2012, 12:00 AM
747rick's Avatar
747rick 747rick is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wrexham, Wales
Posts: 2,824
Default

Hey Janet, not sure how that cruise differs from 70,000 Tons (let me know) but that seems to be a cracking lineup! I wish I could go on any of them
__________________
THE GOOGLIES HAVE LANDED
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-06-2012, 12:55 AM
Janet's Avatar
Janet Janet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 476
Send a message via Skype™ to Janet
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 747rick View Post
Hey Janet, not sure how that cruise differs from 70,000 Tons (let me know) but that seems to be a cracking lineup! I wish I could go on any of them
The main difference if pro vs. amateur.

70K sells 2000 tickets.
Andy Piller knows what heís doing and how to run a floating festival.
40 + bands (both runs had 42 bands but they advertise it as 40 bands)
No repeat bands two years in a row.
Goes to a different destination each time.
No VIP or backstage areas. Bands and fans mingle around together for everything.
Every band plays twice.
Smaller ship, stages are closer together so you can get to the next act timely.
Limited events happening at the same time, so you can catch what you want.
Non concert events are music related, such as guitar clinics.
No bands play during shore time, so you donít miss anything going ashore.
Events start on time.
Shipís crew loves us and canít wait for this cruise.
Restocks beer at port of call if necessary to avoid running out of beer.
Passengers are true metalheads from all over the world.


MOR
First run was only 3 nights. Next run is longer but going to the same destination.
3000 tickets.
Totally disorganized.
Fewer bands (I think only 20 on the first run, but adding more next time)
Most of the bands are repeats from the first run.
Pay extra (approx $500 per person) for VIP access.
Bands tend to not mingle.
Very large ship, loses that intimate band/fan relation atmosphere. Stages are so far apart you canít get to the next event timely.
Not every band plays twice.
Has stupid non music type events like Prom Night.
Too many events happening at the same time, you have to pick and choose.
Every band started late, you didnít know where to be at what time.
Bands play during shore time, so you have to choose between seeing a band or going ashore.
Shipís crew is not friendly.
They were running out of beer.
Passengers are mostly bimbos who more than likely have never even heard of Saxon.
(Bimbos re-doing prom night, it ainít pretty!!)


Let's see now, did I miss anything? I'm sure I did but this gives you an idea.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-06-2012, 01:18 AM
747rick's Avatar
747rick 747rick is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wrexham, Wales
Posts: 2,824
Default

I think I get the picture, Thanks
__________________
THE GOOGLIES HAVE LANDED
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-13-2012, 06:07 AM
Janet's Avatar
Janet Janet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 476
Send a message via Skype™ to Janet
Default

Woo hoo, If Biff can announce it on Facebook, that's official enough for me. I'm telling you, people. You gotta party with Saxon on a boat.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-30-2012, 05:04 AM
NZ Metalhead's Avatar
NZ Metalhead NZ Metalhead is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pukekohe, New Zealand
Posts: 18
Default

Interesting.

I know a load of people who went on last year's MOR cruise, loved it and have already booked for the next one. They said it was disorganised but I'm sure the organisers are gonna work on that. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

Given the line-ups, I would much rather go to the MOR Cruise than 70,000 Tons. Maybe, after all these years, I'm just not the "true metalhead" I thought I was... :-)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-2013, 12:46 AM
Pandabear Pandabear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central London _ also Bristol & Exeter
Posts: 45
Default Mor

Hey I just found this thread. I am going on the cruise! It cost a fortune so it better be good. Even more to come over from the UK!

Maybe see you on board Janet!

panda
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-2013, 11:32 PM
Janet's Avatar
Janet Janet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 476
Send a message via Skype™ to Janet
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pandabear View Post
Hey I just found this thread. I am going on the cruise! It cost a fortune so it better be good. Even more to come over from the UK!

Maybe see you on board Janet!

panda
Hi Panda,
What do you look like, so I know it's you? I will probably be wearing Saxon shirts and my Saxon S pendant.
Janet
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-23-2013, 02:58 AM
Pandabear Pandabear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central London _ also Bristol & Exeter
Posts: 45
Default Kroc

Hi Janet
Great I don't know anyone going. long brown hair medium height always weear heels. IM friends with the MORCFacebook site. Look for pandora.
I wrote to them and think it will be better this year. They are not having many bands playing on the day trips and there is an extra day

I'm staying in Hilton fort lauderdale night before. I want to checkout exactly when Saxon are on, all bands play twice they said!

Panda
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-23-2013, 02:55 PM
Janet's Avatar
Janet Janet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 476
Send a message via Skype™ to Janet
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pandabear View Post
Hi Janet
Great I don't know anyone going. long brown hair medium height always weear heels. IM friends with the MORCFacebook site. Look for pandora.
I wrote to them and think it will be better this year. They are not having many bands playing on the day trips and there is an extra day

I'm staying in Hilton fort lauderdale night before. I want to checkout exactly when Saxon are on, all bands play twice they said!

Panda
Hi,
Yes, all bands play twice. There will be a running order posted somewhere or it will be available on the ship. But listen for announcements over the ship's PA system for changes. A little tip for you...this is a huge ship so when you first get on, start exploring and finding your way around. It takes time to get from one stage to another and getting lost sucks up too much time. And memorize your room number. Your sail card/room key doesn't have the numbers in order (for safety reasons).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.