A group shot with most of the musicians that participated in our little nightly after hours prog show on the cruise with guest musicians Geoff Downes at the far right and Nad Sylvan (lead singer for Steve Hackett- left of center with the beautiful blonde curls) posing after the last song on the final night with the banner we made up for the cruise!
Some of the most incredible experiences and memories that happened on CTTE took place right here in the wee hours with these folks! I can’t wait for next year!
Hopefully next year more of the professional musicians will come out of hiding from their seclusion in their ‘Yacht Club’ area and join our humble little party a bit sooner next time, it took a couple of days to get the word out of what they were missing this time around.
That was one complaint from nearly everyone I spoke to on the cruise this year compared to last year, since last year everyone was out and about and could nightly be seen gathered with fans around the bar sharing a pint, but this year with the bigger ship there was a VIP section that was off limits to most of the passengers and that is where most of the musicians spent their off hours hiding from the masses. In this case though, that was definitely their loss as I guarantee, the best they had was a man playing a piano at the VIP bar, while the hard core Prog party was all happening in full force down in the average Joe’s section of the ship.
Music in most cases, to rival the renditions those professionals had played earlier in the day!)
Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel