tyrwoman wrote:If indeed a 2012 cruise happens - who would absolutely, positively go?
Is this a rhetorical question ??????
I would go even before they announced any of the bands. I asked plenty of people the same thing and before I could even finish the question, they said YES. It was just that damn good.
I know I said this to a bunch of you already, so pardon my repetition, but I ALWAYS build things up in my mind no matter what it is: new CD, movie, trip, roller coaster I want to ride and NOTHING ever matches the pie in the sky expectations I have for it. I then have to readjust my expectations into the normal stratosphere and realize that not everything NEW in life can be the "best of the best" or "the greatest thing since sliced bread".
BUT, with this cruise, I had my typical insanely high hopes and it EXCEEDED those in spades. I'm still kinda in shock that it did that. But talking with everyone online for 8-10 months beforehand was a HUUUUUGE part of that and then meeting and hanging out was the "End Complete" for me (Obituary pun intended).
I don't have any prior festival experience for me to judge this against. But the wife and I were part of the American Coaster Enthusiasts for a few years and we went all over the country riding roller coasters, meeting people, etc. We met alot of cool people and are friends with some of them to this day. But that pales in comparision to this cruise and the future ones.
METAL is a much more bonding experience