Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Flower Power Cruise: Day Two

Today we are at sea!  This is good because we were up so late last night after a busy day and it was nice to sleep a bit later.  We ordered breakfast from room service so that we could have a quiet breakfast on the deck.  Our deck is great.  We had never had a cabin in the stern of the ship and decided to try it this time.  The deck is huge.  We have a table, four chairs, two foot stools and a small table for drinks. 

Our View.  We love it!

This is our deck

Before I get to what we did today, I have to write a little about the concert we saw last night.  Peter Noone from Herman's Hermits gave a fantastic concert!   Is this man really 67 years old?  When he came on stage his high energy was catching.  He barely took a breath between songs and was continually doing dance steps.  About half way through he began singing songs made famous by other "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash. The amazing part is that he sounded just like Johnny Cash. I even watched his mouth carefully to see if he was just mouthing Cash's song, but no, he was really singing it.  Some of the others he sang were, "Bus Stop" by the Hollies, "Ferry Cross the Mersey" by Gerry and the Pacemakers, "I'm Telling You Now" by Freddie and the Dreamers,(and he and the rest of his band actually did 'The Freddie'), and then he did the Mick Jagger strut to "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones.  He had the whole crowd singing and we all wished the concert would last longer.  Here is a short clip of Peter Noone doing the Mick Jagger strut.

After breakfast we saw "Three Days of Peace and Music".  This was a presentation about Woodstock.  ( I know, most of you could probably have figured that out.)  They had short clips of all of the acts at Woodstock and would tell a brief history of certain bands and artists. 

After that, we changed into our Flower Power T-Shirts and headed for the pool to join the BeatleBrunch T-shirt Party with Abbey Road on the River Artist, The Jukebox.  This place was crowded, s,ome dancing to the music, others swimming and sun bathing.  The band was amazing.  I almost felt like it was 1966 when I attended a real Beatle concert.  The big difference was that I could actually hear the band.  No screaming teeny boppers were heard, but lots of singing along and cheering. 

It was so hot on deck that I was glad to return to my room to write part of my blog.  I don't like to be out in the sun for too long and was grateful that there were some shady spots to get some relief from the sun.  Here are a few pictures of the adult flower children re-enacting the 1960s.

This is Tracy. He was kind enough to let me take his picture.  He said he thought only a few other guys on the cruise had hair as long as his.  Thanks, Tracy!

It was a busy day!   I can't write about all of the events we attended today in this post.  It will have to be another time.  But, here is the list.  "Remembering the Impact of the British Invasion. (This was a Q&A with Peter Noone, Peter Asher and Micky Dolenz.)  We did not have time to go to dinner so we did room service again.  That gave us time to go to the Peter Asher concert.  ( I will write about that was wonderful!)  The last event was a concert: Jefferson Starship.  What a way to end the day!


  1. So much fun in these pictures and words. You are having the time of your life! Memories come flooding back as I work my way through the post. Love this!

  2. The songs you mentioned sure do bring back memories. What a fantastic time you and Ray must be having. Looking forward to hearing more.