In the early 60s you could find me nearly every Saturday morning in front of the television with the channel tuned to American Bandstand. In the days before MTV there were other music shows on the tube as well, like Shindig and Hullabaloo, but at school everyone discussed the biggie—American Bandstand—the granddaddy of teen music shows. Back then we didn't have iPods, but if we were lucky there was a "stereo" in the living room (sometimes as big as a credenza) and if we were really lucky, we had a record player in our bedroom and a stack of 45s. At the local hang out there was a juke box and we dropped in nickels to play the current hits. We were the cool kids who knew the latest dances and the words to all the songs.
Ah, to relive those good old days... and we plan to when we sail on the "Malt Shop Memories" cruise out of Tampa on May 13th aboard Carnival Inspiration. We look forward to performances by some of our favorite artists like Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Leslie Gore, Lou Christie, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Platters, The Drifters, and more.
The entire ship will be our Malt Shop and to build the excitement, Sixthman (the affinity travel company whose mission is to connect passionate music lovers with the artists and bands they love) has just sent out our "welcome aboard" package full of info about the cruise and very sharp embroidered luggage tags that will be a collector's item one day. Whether you'll be sailing or not, you don't have to miss out on the good times. Cruise Diva will be there and blogging daily from the ship. Plan to join us May 13-17 for all the fun as this still-so-cool baby boomer hopefully remembers the moves to those dances and the words to the songs!