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Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

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Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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  • Katie Bain

On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, aka Holy Ship!! There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events. The lineup includes Justice, A-Trak, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Boys Noise, Skream and other people.

See also: *A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

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And not to brag or anything guys, but this is officially one of the most fun things that anyone on this boat has ever done. So far it's gone like this:

12:00pm: Arrive at Port Everglades to a long line of folks waiting to board the ship, most of them wearing sailor caps. "Is this the rowdiest cruise crowd you've seen in awhile," I ask the man checking me in. "Oh no," he says with a wink, "we do nude cruises that are a lot crazier." Moving on.

2pm: Wander through the ship and find a casino, the pool, each of the five clubs where music will go down, the cafeteria and an arcade. I don't know it now, but 12 hours from now I'll be back in this room playing Cruisin' USA.

3pm: At the bar on the pool deck, the guy standing me buys $500 worth of drink tickets. "It," he announces to no one in particular, "is fucking on."

4pm: The guys from Justice walk through, both eating ice cream cones.

4:30pm: There are seven dudes in a hot tub, and another guy is standing above them taking turns pouring Coors Light into each of their mouths. His aim isn't great. Note to self: Hot tub is full of Coors Light. Stay out of hot tub.

5pm: Everyone on board assembles for the required fire drill, during which we are all required to put on our life preservers. A group of women next to me contemplate if they can wear theirs out tonight. "We wouldn't even have to wear shirts underneath!"

6pm: Down in the cafeteria, a 24-hour buffet serves salads, pasta, pizza, a token vegan dish, jello salad and other various munchies. A girl in a neon pink bikini sits at a table with three hotdogs on her plate, which seems risky.

7pm: Major Lazer plays the first set of the trip as the ship leaves the port. "Are you guys ready to take off?" asks Major Lazer's Jillionaire. "I think some of these people have already taken off," Diplo replies, as most of the crowd has been drinking for six hours.

11pm: The lineup's "surprise guest" artist is due onstage after Justice. "I bet it's gong to be some no name dude that is totally going to tear it up" conjectures a young man from Winnipeg. What he can't see is that Skrillex is onstage crouched behind a table, rocking out to the "Bang the Gong" sample that Justice is dropping.

click to enlarge Skrillex - KATIE BAIN
  • Katie Bain
  • Skrillex

11:05pm: Skrillex pops up from behind the table.

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