ShipRocked 2012: Filter, Korn, Sevendust + More – Day 4 Recap + Photo Gallery
On the final day of the ShipRocked 2012 cruise, rockers spent the day at sea on our way back to Ft. Lauderdale. After hitting the massive breakfast buffet for the last time on the MSC Poesia, concertgoers headed over to the Deck stage at noon in order to catch Filter’s second performance.
Frontman Richard Patrick knows how to reach out to fans and work the crowd. The band performed a wide array of tracks such as ‘The Take,’ ‘No Love,’ ‘Welcome to the Fold,’ ‘Take a Picture’ and of course ‘Hey Man Nice Shot’ among others. Patrick decided to stage dive and crowd surf on his beloved fans towards the end of the set.
Legendary New York band Helmet took the Deck Stage next and put on a stellar set. Notable members from other bands gathered around side stage and the balcony to watch their performance while others joined fans in the crowd.
ShipRockers got the chance to see former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate belt out some serious notes in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the talented guys from Fuel, who delivered a solid set with their raspy vocals and gritty sound.
Over in the Carlo Felice Theater, Sevendust shook the foundation of the ship with a moving and vigorous performance. As a veteran of many Sevendust shows, it’s worth noting that the band has never looked and sounded better, not to mention they gave fans a taste of new music off of their upcoming ninth studio album ‘Black Out the Sun.’
Samantha ShipRocked (that 2 foot Barbie doll with the short, red, frilly skirt who first made her appearance known on the cruise during Godsmack’s set on the first day) made her way to the stage and into the arms of frontman Lajon Witherspoon.
No doubt Korn was the main event of the day as their late night performance outside on the Deck Stage was the perfect way to end the trip. Jonathan Davis’ force onstage, drummer Ray Luzier’s relentless thrashing behind the skins, Fieldy’s booming bass lines, Munky’s blistering guitar skills and the band’s overall endless energy make Korn one of the bands that you just never get sick of seeing live.
Sleepy rockers woke up to disembark the ship at 7am, as yours truly waited in the Zebra Lounge – Five Finger Death Punch just happened to be passing through with their luggage when Ivan Moody looked at me and humorously said, “Sweetie, you look hung over.”
After four days of no sleep, myself and about 2,000 other people on that boat probably looked the same way but every bag under the eye and every sore muscle was well worth this incredible experience aboard the MSC Poesia for ShipRocked 2012.
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