We ported in Key West and Eric and I looked at a lot of overpriced clothes and laughed. Hard. Those poor shop people actually thought I was going to try on a pair of $300 jeans. They obviously don’t know me!
After Key West it was back on the boat and another Jacob Lynam sighting. Glam fans, I panicked for whatever reason and didn’t introduce myself to him. Of course we’ve spoken on the phone, but I figure a formal introduction is a professional courtesy. I don’t know what came over me, but I just couldn’t tap him on the shoulder and say “hello.” Today, I hope to hunt him down as I’ve been cursing myself ever since my missed opportunity.
Heavy metal karaoke far surpassed my expectations. Yes, people are usually drunk when they karaoke but this was a whole other level. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed that hard and then…Vince Neil jumped on stage! He sang ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man.” Before the music started, he said “I’ve never sang this before.” When he was done, it was all smiles again. Of course I wasn’t expecting a celebrity appearance, so I was sitting in the back of the room. Oh well.
Hours of karaoke later (and no, the glam mistress didn’t sing. She never sings) it was time for Lynam. The Alabama boys performed:
Giving Up On Rock n’ Roll
Tanis (Change Your Mind)
By Your Side
Slave to the Machine
Rock and Roll All Nite
It’s All In Your Head
Left for Dead
I’ve already said dozens of times that Lynam is a great new band. Turns out they are also excellent live. In addition to being able to really play, Jacob can really sing. Actually, the whole power trio can sing, which is refreshing. If you ever get the chance to see Lynam, give them a shot.
Today, it’s time to meet Vince Neil!