It was kinda funny. As I was about to introduce Isabella Stefania, who was opening for Eric Stone and his band, I realized that she had not yet been born when Eric and I started working together doing these Cruiser’s Parties at the boat shows!
Our “Cover Girl” from the previous issue had just finshed cutting her first album in Nashville, so I figured it would be great to have her open, and it was! She rocked the opening, and added a bunch of new fans!
This year we moved from Bayside to Virginia Key. The night of the party things got a little “mixed up” as the Atlantica, where the party was being held, “forgot” to tell their people there was a party. So a lot of people who showed up were told there was no party.
But for the 250-300 people who actually stuck around, the party went very well. We actually had beer left over! A first!
Also this year we had hot dogs and pizza as opposed to just the pizza!. No one went hungry!
The raffle went well, with the Educational Tallship Foundation recieving the proceeds. The top prizes were from Forespar who donated one of their new Fresh Water filter systems, and from Sea-Tech Systems of the hand-held ICOM radio.