Yes we did. The First ever Yacht Rock Party is now one for the history books. Back in the day . we used to get together at someone's house , throw a bunch of records on the carpet and proceed to hear cuts from each different record. Admiring the artwork, and studying the liner notes on the sleeve as if we were cramming for a final exam. This would describe our Sunday afternoon perfectly, then and now ( minus the carpeting ) The Casino Miami was host to The Yacht Rock Party organized by Captain Juan Luv, Tattoo, and myself . The " Party" began at 4 with a few curiosity seekers who sat waiting to see what this " yacht Rock Thing " was all about , slowly people creeped into to the main area , getting comfortable and ordering their drinks. At first the selection was a mixture of deep and classic Yacht hits from such artists as Pages, Seals and Croft and Eddie Rabbit. Everyone was on board and they all knew where this boat was headed. Dressed in our uniform of the day ( Hawaiin Shirts , Captain's Hats and Aviator glasses the crew would venture into all tracks within the Yachtski Scale. Our good friend Nick Roche , broke in with a few Karaoke songs to provide an additional element of " Yachtiness" to the evening . Performing Michael McDonald's Yacht Anthem " What a Fool Believes" and damn good I may add.
The audience reaction to this music was overwhelming . The requests were on point and we were pleasantly surprised on how knowledgeable everyone in attendance was with our format. Yacht has docked in South Florida and we are glad that we were able to raise awarness of the great sounds to all our shipmates. See you on the next Voyage!!