The beach in Jamaica was really nice and beautiful. A local guy took care of us. Thomas & Ernie went out for snorkeling, watching the fish and the coral reef. We were there for about 5 hours. Even though I was mostly in the shade I of course burned my shoulders !!!
In the evening it was time for the Jam-Session with guys from the other bands on board.
I played with members of Venom, Annihilator, Michael Schenker, Soulfly and Primal Fear.
We first played “Highway Star” by DEEP PURPLE, and I was very glad and surprised that Doogie White came up and sang it ! It wasn´t the plan from the beginning. I was very happy about it cause he has actually been the singer of RAINBOW with Ritchie Blackmore ! Both him and I are BIG Deep Purple fans !
Then we played “Walk” by PANTERA with Max Cavalera from Sepultura and now Soulfly.
In the end I got to watch BEHEMOTH and they were really good ! Really professional and delivered a hell of a show !
They have more variations and dynamics in their music compared to other bands in their style. I also met and talked a bit both to Nergal and Tomasz from Behemoth at the jam-session and they were very nice guys.
I also went out on pool-deck to watch and listen to Apocalyptica, the crazy cello-guys from Finland. I enjoyed it ! 🙂
Back at the harbour in Miami it took a hell of a time to get off the ship, but in the end we were on our way to the hotel. There it took about over 2 hours before we could get in to the rooms !!! But they had free wi-fi and I went to buy a few pizza slices just around the corner.
In the evening we sat outside the hotel and chatted with two members of Equilibrium. They were soon going to Mexico for two gigs.
Today, january 27th, me, TomTom, Ernie and Johan went out on the streets of Miami for some shopping.
In two days we´re off to Colombia !