ShipRocked 2014: Day 3 in Photos
Day three of Shiprocked meant the ship docked on the beautiful private island in the Bahamas. Shiprockers were very familiar with the Bacardi Beach Bar by now which held more meet and greets, this time with Nonpoint, Wilson, Scorpion Child and funny man Jim Breuer.
The beach stage was graced with the presence of the Aranda whose performance was filled with a lot of soul, sweat and swagger. Speaking of swagger, Candlebox also took the beach stage for their first performance of the cruise.
Music fans eventually said their farewells to the island and headed back to the boat in the evening. Three Days Grace welcomed the evening crowd back with their second stellar performance on the Deck Stage.
Numerous other bands eventually took the Deck Stage. Butcher Babies began by unleashing all hell with their intense set. Frontwoman Heidi Shepherd even busted her butt on a metal grate, but like the badass she is, she recovered and belted out some serious screams for a memorable set along with the rest of those sinful Butcher Babies. The very agile members of Black Stone Cherry also performed on the Deck Stage along with In This Moment who rounded out the day as the last performance.
Over on the Meliti Stage, the Halo Method ran into some technical difficulties but still managed to put together a dreamy and melodic set for their fans. Jim Breuer and Andy Wood also performed later in the evening on the Meliti Stage.
The Headbanger’s Lounge was home to energetic performers American Fangs and Wilson on this night. No doubt with these two acts the Headbanger’s Lounge lived up to its name.
Five Finger Death Punch was the only performance in the Stardust Theater on the third night … and probably for good reason. Even though they completely destroyed the lovely theater with well known pummeling songs, Ivan Moody made his way into the crowd numerous times.
Throughout the set he tried to get the adoration of returning little Shiprocker named Ocean who didn’t seemed impressed with his charms and turned him down when urged to go onstage. She sang the songs she wanted to, namely ‘The Bleeding.’ When she rocks out it’s clearly on her terms.
The very clever vocalist told fans that they had to abide by certain rule and asked fans “not to mosh.” Clearly, once the Death Punch anthems began, pure mayhem broke loose so much so that Moody had to ask some fans to calm down.
An awkward moment came at the end of his set when the singer called a security guard onto the stage who apparently broke the news that they had time for two songs left. After being booed, the security guard was told to “back off” by Moody. The band clearly didn’t want to leave the stage and at the very end of the set Moody slammed the mic so hard that it bounced off of the stage into the crowd. Overall the entire set was definitely one to remember. Hopefully they avoided some fines this time around.
Check Out Photos of Day 4 of ShipRocked 2014:
Five Finger Death Punch:
Three Days Grace:
Meet and Greets at Bacardi Beach Bar: