70 000 Tons of Metal made its debut appearance aboard the cruise ship, MS Majesty of the Seas in January 2011. That’s right – instead of battling it out on the fields, it going to the seas! With a limited number of rich kids getting tickets from various countries – they saw 40 Metal bands play.
With three stages: a Theatre set-up, Pool Deck and Lounge, 40 major bands such as Sonata Arctica, Exodus, Amon Amarth, Nevermore etc played out till their hearts content.
Furthermore you can mosh while Blind Guardian is playing, sing karaoke with Saxon band members, play a hand of poker with Exodus and have brunch with Amon Amarth! So worth it! And no longer will you be wondering what do the Vikings of Metal have for breakfast ...It was announced on 30th March 2011 that a second 70 000 Tons of Metal would take place on the 23-27 January 2012. The route confirmed is from Miami to the Cayman Islands and back to Miami. The bands confirmed so far include: Amorphis, Cannibal Corpse, Hammerfall, Dark Funeral, Nightwish, Stratovarious and Children of Bodom, Riot and many more!
It must be noted, that even though this trip is worth every penny, it comes at a high price!
Between coughing-up cash for university and paying for bills in a recession – I am kindly saving money for 70 000 Tons of Metal! I should have saved enough by 2015!
However, that is my plan and you can make your own. Visit 70 000 TOM for more information on how to splurge your recessional cash.