The nautical dance affair clings tight to its #GCFam legacy while adding an uncharted party location & enhanced artist lineup.
As serotonin levels attempt to balance out, post-cruise blues gradually dwindle and Jason Bukema's "Good morning, Groove Cruise!" intercom voice echoes less and less in our memory, it's hard to imagine that just over a week ago we waved goodbye to the Miami skyline to set sail on the 72-hour seaside rave known as Groove Cruise Miami. But let's hop back onboard, shall we?
At the historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau, Bahamas -- a British-colonial fortress constructed in the late 1700s to defend against invading Spaniards -- present-day rave crusaders stormed the stone-gray structure's moats and underground dungeons for a three-stage dance battle with sounds provided by the likes of house music captains Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones and Thomas Jack.
Revelers adorned in superhero and comic costumes seeking musical treasure were on their final voyage of the 14th installment of dance music's longest-running party boat, Groove Cruise Miami, ironically docked next to a Disney family cruise. Nonstop partygoers glistened in the Bahamian sun as they sweat out their all-you-can-drink packages, priming their bodies (and dignity) for the remaining 12 hours aboard the rhythmic vessel. Spotted in the crowd facing Jones' bouncing silhouette was a backward snapback that best summarized the long weekend's high-octane experience: "We're never going home."