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Saturday
Feb212015

JoCo Cruise 5

This is the 5th year that my wife and I have gone on the cruise put on by Jonathan Coulton and friends. It's like a giant awesome vacation with 900+ other people who share your interests! If you are familiar with PAX or other gaming conventions, it is kind of like that but on the high seas with an amazing private concert/show every night. This year was more casual and relaxed for me and I was fortunate enough to have my parents come along as well! I won't review every performer but this year's lineup was nothing short of spectacular. Of course you have the consistent favorites of Paul and Storm and JoCo himself, who always put on a great show. The incredibly talented singer/song writer Jim Boggia was on the boat again this year, and I got to help him shoot a really fun video for his Patreon campaign. The Both, which is Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's latest project, was what I was most excited about, and they rocked. The most unique performance that I think JoCo Cruise has ever seen was from the inspiring Brooklyn based rapper Jean Grae. If you can imagine hundreds of nerds on a boat in a Soul Train line then you can imagine part of her amazing performance. I took a different type of camera this year, a Leica digital rangefinder, and very much enjoyed the different pace and style of photographing with it. Here are some of my favorite photographs I made of the performers from JCC5!

 

Go to my JCC5 dedicated page HERE, or click the link in the top right corner.

 


John Roderick's patented rock and roll jump during Nemeses with Jonathan Coulton

Princess John Roderick and his glowing consort Paul Sabourin

Jean Grae melting our minds with her words

Jim Boggia melting our faces with a ukelele

Jim Boggia performing the entirety of Band on the Run by Wings

Ted Leo during Jim's Band on the Run performance

Ted Leo and John Roderick after Ted's epic reading of Tolkien's The Silmarillion

Aimee Mann after Ted's reading

Steampunk Wil Wheaton at the annual Paul F. Tompkins Moustache Formal and Fezstravaganza