Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....
12:30 a.m.: On the island, Brodinski is on the decks. He's followed by Diplo and then Justice who is joined by Boyz Noise and Jimillionaire, Destructo and... what the hell I can't really keep track of everyone who's up there right now but it's basically an all star DJ stew onstage. Everything they're dropping is right on, at least as gauged by the MTV Grind-style booty popping happening on the beach and in the water. It seems most everyone has rebounded in a big way since the sad sack boat ride over here.
Ian Witlen Justice on the beach.
2 pm: Justice plays not one but two Will Smith samples, "Getting Jiggy With It" and "Miami," which are very much appreciated, at least if you happen to be I.
Katie Bain Diplo, Gary Richards, etc.
2:30 p.m.: Diplo joins fans on the beach, making people's days as he works his way through the crowd in his swim trunks shaking hands and posing for pictures. Women in particular react with looks ranging between "excited" and "I'm about to lose my mind right now."
4 p.m.: We take the boat back to the Poesia as the sun begins to set. Onboard people are eating, napping and showering. It is the calm before the storm, with the impending storm being relentless bass music, adrenaline and alcohol.
10 p.m.: The Major Lazer-sponsored Blue Beard's Booty Club is happening in the Zebra Bar, where Jillionaire does a set that even the security guards are dancing to.
12:30 a.m.: Into the Teatro Felice, where an epic three-hour hip-hop marathon is just getting started. The room goes from zero to hyphy in a quick minute as we all rap along and get low, get low, get lower. ("Pony" by Ginuwine happens.) Participating DJs include A-Trak, Brodinski, Skrillex, and Skream. Possibly the show of the weekend.