X-Thor wrote:but our line-up is pretty good now.
No its not :(
Unfortunately this year only has 3 bands I'm SUPER excited about - Dark Tranquillity, Leaves' Eyes and Xandria. Each of the previous 3 cruises I had about 10. So I need at least 2 'wishlist' bands to make it 'pretty good'
It may not be a good liuneup for us (certainly not as good as last year's), but objectively it does have many "big" bands (Dark Tranquility, Carcass, DTA, Overkill, Death Angel, Symphony X...) and bands that certainly have a somewhat stron following all over the world (Haggard, Orphaned Land, D.R.I, Novembers Doom, Obituary, Satyricon, Septicflesh...). So it is a good lineup, just not the ideal one for us.
Personally, I'm only REALLY excited about a few bands (Orpahed Land, Carcass, DTA). Others are bands I'm getting excited about, but that I wasn't such a fan of a few months ago (Symphony X, Septicflesh, Cynic, Bonfire, and others). Overall, however, I'm very excited. I'll get to see many bands that I might have skipped if they came to México, bands that would never come, and bands that I love (looking at you, Orphaned Land). So I'll get to know new bands without the oh-shit-I-have-to-run-to-the-next-show pressure that I felt last year. Also, I imagine this will give me more time to hang out with all you crazy people.
So, yay! Cruise!