ShipRocked 2015 Day 3: P.O.D., Living Colour, Nonpoint + More
ShipRockers woke up in the sunny Bahamas for the second day docked near the island, The Great Stirrup Cay. After polishing off a delicious breakfast aboard the Norwegian Pearl, everyone was ready to hit the beach to meet some of the bands and also a take in a couple of concerts.
Meet and Greets of the day included hangouts with Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Icon for Hire and Gemini Syndrome. Meanwhile, Nonpoint took the massive stage right on the beach for the first performance of the day, cranking out such favorites as “What A Day,” “Pins and Needles” and “Alive and Kicking.” The band also mixed things up as they belted out their covers of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” and Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” ShipRockers welcomed back the very awesome sign language interpreter Kelly Swas Skeuse (who interpreted Sevendust’s “Face to Face” on ShipRocked 2014). Skeuse did an incredible job at signing “Bullet With a Name” to end Nonpoint’s explosive set.
The second installment of the infamous Beach Wars was led by the outrageous guys of Otherwise. At one point in the competition it was brother against brother as the teams of singer Adrian Patrick and guitarist Ryan Patrick went head-to-head. When all was said and done, the prize of massive amounts of beer went to the he winning team, called Slap-a-Titty (we won’t delve into how or why that team name came to be).
P.O.D. came next in the performance lineup and they not only gained the attention of ShipRockers on the beach but many of the ship and island workers spotted grabbing a peek. The sounds of uplifting tracks such as “Alive,” “Lost In Forever” and “Youth of a Nation” that surrounded the sun-filled beach air was the perfect way to end our final day in the Great Stirrup Cay.
Back on the ship Buckcherry got the party started and kept the drinks flowing out on the Deck Stage as we set sail back to Miami. The party reached even greater heights as Andrew W.K. performed on the same stage later in the evening and he definitely knows a thing or two about getting the party started.
Lacuna Coil performed their second set out on the Deck Stage for an otherworldly performance. Their force is unmatched as each member of the band is a powerhouse in their own right. They performed newer tracks “Zombies” and “Die and Rise” as well as older favorites “Fragments of Faith” and “Heaven’s a Lie.”
Filter rounded out things on the Deck Stage for a performance at midnight, while over on the Atrium Stage Daybreak Embrace and Icon For Hire also burned the midnight oil with forceful late night sets.
Living Colour had one of the most energetic shows of the whole cruise as well as many surprises in the Stardust Theater. Lajon Witherspoon fulfilled one of his personal dreams by taking the stage to sing “Cult of Personality” with the band. Anthrax members Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna and Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick also made guest turns.
Lajon Witherspoon returned to the Stardust Theater with the rest of the band as it became the Sevendust Theater for their acoustic performance. They warmed minds and hearts with their soulful renditions of Sevendust favorites “Trust,” “Crucified” and “Angel’s Son.” They first debuted much of their acoustic set on last year’s ShipRocked but this year the songs were more refined, polished and had the feeling of the intimate shows they did on their acoustic tours. Check Out Photos of ShipRocked 2015 Day 3 below!
Meet and Greets With Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Icon for Hire + Gemini Syndrome:
Beach Wars With Otherwise:
Sevendust (Acoustic Performance):