Written by Bryan Deng
For many Holy Ship! is a dream, something ethereal and unattainable through price, limited capacity, and scheduling alone. People spend years on the waitlist before getting the chance to buy a cabin. Huge sacrifices are made, from selling precious belongings to starting GoFundMe campaigns literally begging just to get on the boat. Those lucky enough to snag a cabin and can afford it know that it’s worth every penny and they will spare no expense when it comes to spending three days and nights with the best family on earth: Shipfam.
It’s been two weeks since the January 2016 sailing of Holy Ship! and social media is still buzzing, with many long-time shippers claiming it as the best one yet. As epic stories, unforgettable moments and official photo albums continue to surface it’s easy to believe them, but looming not far in the future is the next Holy Ship! February sailing, Feb 10-13 2016. With rumors emerging of group costumes, flash mobs, and fresh Shipfam swag, the excitement is building once again for the 7th consecutive sailing of Holy Ship! in five years.
At the helm of the madness is Gary Richards, the founder of HARD Events and Holy Ship!. Currently on his Ship2Ship tour across the nation DJing as Destructo, with support from Dirtybird Records favorite Justin Martin and producer and DJ, Isabelle Rezazadeh aka Rezz. Fun fact: Destructo and Justin Martin are the only two DJs to attend every single sailing of Holy Ship! since it started in 2012.
In the mean time shippers are eagerly awaiting the February schedule to drop. What special guest DJs will be announced? Who will be at the beach party show? What secret back to back sets are in store? All will be revealed in time. Until then, In Gary We Trust.
Check out the Ship2Ship tour schedule here: http://www.ship2shipfam.com/.
Check out the February lineup here: http://holyship.com/feb/lineup