In America’s fame-obsessed culture, it’s probably not a surprise that theme cruises featuring rock stars and celebrities are the newest travel trend. And now, my Gen-X brethren, it’s time to dust off those old worn out flannels (you know you still have one or two in a closet somewhere), because the latest theme cruise was designed just for you: a chance to rock out with old school indie rock music from Weezer and Dinosaur Jr. (via Gadling).
The “Weezer Cruise,” brought to you by the same folks who gave you the Kid Rock cruise, sets sail from Miami on January 19th, heading to Cozumel, Mexico. Fans will get to see Weezer play outside on the ship’s Lido Deck as the boat sails away from Miami. They’ll also get to see Weezer play once more inside the ship’s auditorium.
Additionally, Weezer fans get to have photos taken with their idols plus the chance to pick Rivers Cuomo’s brain in person during a Q & A session.
Basically, the cruise ship is going to be one giant music festival, only with less mud and better food. With Weezer and Dinosaur Jr headlining, the lineup tends toward quirky 90’s alt-rock, but there are some newer indie bands as well. Here are the bands who have been announced so far: Sebadoh, Gene Ween (of Ween) and Dave Dreiwitz, Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck, Free Energy, Boom Bip, J Mascis (a solo acoustic show in addition to his performance with Dinosaur Jr), Lou Barlow, Keepaway, Ozma, The Nervous Wreckords, The Knocks, Sleeper Agent and Yacht Rock Revue.
If this sounds like a dream come true, check out the Weezer cruise site for details on pricing and how the ticket sales will work. This will be a closed-loop cruise, so technically you don’t need a passport as long as you can produce a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID and an original or certified copy of your official birth certificate. The new wallet-sized passport cards would also be acceptable.
However, as with any cruise that leaves the US, there is a compelling reason to get a passport, anyway: you can’t fly outside of the country without one. If everything goes smoothly, this won’t be an issue at all. However, if there’s an emergency, your US passport will enable to catch a flight back home if needed. Also, if you miss the boat, having a US passport will keep you from being stranded, as you’ll be able to meet the ship in Cozumel or take a plane back to the US from Mexico.
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