I wrote about tragedy and adventure on the high seas for Thump, you can check that out here, but I just want to reiterate one point: The Mad Decent Boat Party is for pros only. If you can’t hang with the elements, rave cruise life is not for you.
As someone who tends to err on the side of bitching (ME, I’m talking about my own whiny tendencies), I learned a lot from my Mad Fam about taking responsibility for my own good time. I could have sat in my room the entire rest of the cruise watching the news and feeling let down, but instead I gave myself over to the people committed to bringing up the vibe. Shoutout Joey motherfucking Handlebars who didn’t even get mad pissed when I got his name wrong. Shine on, sir! Thank you Sixthman, Norwegian Cruiselines, Skrillex, Diplo and my beautiful Mad Fam for keeping the dream alive. See y’all next year!