Now, I mentioned that my company calls the competition ROCKSTAR… well, the guitar trophy isn’t the only music-themed part of the event.
The main event for all attendees is a private concert in a super-cool venue. Last year, you might remember that I had a chance to attend the Rockstar concert on Alcatraz. Just when I thought that venue was the ultimate space for a concert… my company reserved the USS Midway.
The USS Midway is a World War II naval aircraft carrier that is now situated just off the coast of San Diego. It serves today as museum and commemorates its service on the Pacific. But for the night, it was transformed into a rockin’ venue for our private show. The bands had been announced a few weeks earlier. I was thrilled to hear that Train was the headliner, and Nico and Vinz were the opening act.
Like Rockstars, we traveled to the show via yacht. Now, they had warned us to dress warm for the evening as it could be cool on the water… Unfortunately, San Diego has been having a super hot spell, so these warm clothes weren’t really needed. (A warning for the sweaty pics that will follow)
As we arrived at the Midway, there were a bunch of photo ops that followed. We took a picture of our entire region together, and this part is crazy… I got a private meet and greet with Train. (WHAT???) That was pretty cool, although… I had nothing prepared to say. So, I simply introduced myself and posed for a quick pic. Unfortunately, these pics were taken by the professional photog, so I don’t have a copy to share… but if I get a copy, I’ll share them!
The USS Midway museum is full of aircrafts… some of which you can climb in and take pics. You could also tour the ship, but in the excitement of it all, I was more interested in visiting with my co-workers and rehydrating after the being super hot on the yacht ride!
And, the sun started to set, which allowed for me to take the prettiest pics of the planes on the deck!
Nico and Vinz kicked off the show, but before we knew it, it was time for Train.