January 14, 2014

Holiday Season 2013/2014 & Touring…. PART 1

Hello all,

So, Christmas was GREAT and the fact that I was with family and that my girlfriend was here just made it all worth it. Thank you GOD for blessing me.

       After Christmas I had to fly to Omaha and then on to Denver with Bootsy Collins. The Omaha gig was pretty cool. They’ll never get Funked like that again! Warren Buffett’s Daughter Alice was there to get her Funk on too. After the gig, one of the guys from the opening group drove 4 of us to Denver in his SUV. You know I’m tallright?? Haha. YeahI was happy for a much needed stretch of the legs after more than 8hrs in the back seat.

       The drive to Denver was quite picturesque at one point as we neared the mountains, HUGE flocks of geese just painted the early morning sky. Didn’t get any pictures of that, but I did get a decent shot of the beautiful sky and clouds.

Colorado Sky

The Bootsy Collins Tour was going to Denver for The String Cheese Incident New Year’s Eve 20th Anniversary Celebration. String Cheese had Bootsy Collins on the 28th and then The Flaming Lips on the 29th. Maaaan.We Funked Denver all up that night!!!

String Cheese Poster 2013 Dec

I was also really happy to do that show because I got to see some friends that I hadn’t seen for years. These crazy folks I know from many places: Pittsburgh, James Brown Band, Augusta, Florida & Denver. I can’t wait to see them all again! Thanks for the Guinness guys!!!!

L-R Stefan, Damon, Brooke, Becky, Erik, Tara, Phil, Doug

L-R
Stefan, Damon, Brooke, Becky, Erik, Tara, Phil, Doug

Denver Friends Crazy
L-R
Stefan, Damon, Becky, Brooke, Erik, Tara, Phil, Doug

 

OkWhat’s next? Right! New Year’s Eve.

     I had no idea what my girlfriend and I were going to do for NYE, so I put out a Facebook post asking who in the area had anything going on and my friend Todd who was first a sound engineer for James Brown and then became the Production/Road/Fixer/Tour Manager for JB and the band. Todd’s 80’s band “The Leg Warmers” was giving a NYE show in the area and so we went. Hanging out with Todd, Gavin (also did sound for JB) and the rest of the guys was a great way to start 2014. We reminisced about JB and after JB when Todd worked for Joss Stone. Great times and Great stories! Todd was gracious enough to get us VIP seating for NYE. We were too happy.

VIP Balcony Section

VIP Balcony Section

We look forward to hanging out with these guys again soon!

 

 

Bootsy Collins Tour 2014

Bootsy Collins Tour 2014

       NOW… comes the JAM Cruise. WowWhat a great and tiring time we had. This was JAM Cruise 12 and people who had been on every cruise said that Bootsy’s show was the best they’d ever seen! I was blown away! The complements never stopped. We went from watching This group to That group and eating and drinking and performing and the entire cycle again. What a fantastic time that was.

Please stay tuned for Part 2 with more on the JAM Cruise 12 and more pictures.

 

Here are some pictures from JAM Cruise 12.

Port of Miami

Port of Miami

Balcony Room View Port of Miami

Balcony Room View
Port of Miami

Chris Candice Erik JAM Cruise 12

Chris Candice Erik
JAM Cruise 12

Chris Candice Lily JAM Cruise 12

Chris Candice Lily
JAM Cruise 12

Erik Suited Up  Jam Cruise 12

Erik Suited Up
Jam Cruise 12

Lily & Erik Backstage JAM Cruise 12

Lily & Erik Backstage
JAM Cruise 12

 

Mike Lily Zac Backstage JAM Cruise 12

Mike Lily Zac
Backstage
JAM Cruise 12

Bootsy & Erik Funkin' JAM Cruise 12

Bootsy & Erik
Funkin’
JAM Cruise 12

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Lily Eating Sugar Cane in Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Lily Eating Sugar Cane in Falmouth, Jamaica Port

History Falmouth, Jamaica Port

History
Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Streets of Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Streets of Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

Falmouth, Jamaica Port

March Fourth Marching Band

March Fourth Marching Band

Towel Monkey in Room

Towel Monkey in Room

Bahama Sky

Bahama Sky

Pool Deck JAM Cruise 12

Pool Deck
JAM Cruise 12

Pool Deck Bahama Sky JAM Cruise 12

Pool Deck Bahama Sky
JAM Cruise 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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