WizardBeast wrote:i only had 4 drinks the whole last cruise....mostly due to preparty madness, but i don't want to be wasted and miss anything. I HATE MISSING THINGS! so i will definitely not drink much onbroad. i'm not missing all these great microbrews or anything anyway! will drink in miami but not too much onbroad, maybe 1-3 drinks per day if that.
only 4 drinks? wow - that's not many - but I also remember you saying that you didn't feel so well after the pre-party so that could put a damper on things I suppose. I totally agree with you on the I Hate Missing Things! comment. The only time that I "missed" something (gig-wise) due to drinking too much (and I'm still kinda pissed about it!
) was that I didn't stay until the end of the first night of Hole in the Sky and missed the last few bands - in particular Marduk who I really had been looking forward to seeing again in that particular setting. I drank some:
back at the hotel (which I believe the Norwegians call "foreplay"
because it is SO $$$ to drink in bars there) before I headed out to the Garage venue, and I think combined with not eating much and having just flown in the day before and suffering from some jet lag - the vodka hit me like a ton of bricks....plus, I had some beer once I got to the venue.
Needless to say, decided it would probably be in my best interest not to stay till the end that night, left early, and walked the 10 minutes or so back to the hotel. No doubt a good decision and good thing that I'm part "homing pigeon."
Good news was that I saw *every* band from start to finish nights 2-4. Many people mentioned to me how great Marduk was that particular first night though and I was like
- never again!