Ten Best EDM Cruises During Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2013
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Every year during the month of March, South Florida's private yacht rental business booms as electronic dance music fanatics flock to the region for Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week's EDM cruises.
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"Everything seems to work out at sea," says Magnetic Grooves founder and president Melanie Masiello, whose company is hosting five yacht parties this year. "You are in the blazing sunshine, with the best views and sound system. You are right up close to the DJs on their level. And you can drink non-stop for six hours and spend two or even three times less on alcohol as you would at a normal club."
But before you drown in vodka tonics aboard the Musette Yacht, Masiello has some advice: "Some people tend to drink more than they normally would simply because its an open bar. That's up to you. But we just want you to be able to walk off the boat!"
These are the ten best EDM cruises during WMC and MMW 2013.
Walk the Plank: WMC 2013 Inception Yacht Party. With Nibiru Strata, NxDxcx, and special headliner. Friday, March 15, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Musette Yacht, boarding at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Pack your snorkel and don't forget a life vest. Because you'll probably wet yourself with excitement when you step aboard the Musette for Walk the Plank, the cherry-poppin' prog house yacht party that's gonna set the bar for two full weeks of EDM antics at sea. Enjoy an open bar, pretty faces, and some of the best damn tiki-tiki music on Biscayne Bay.
Gareth Emery Yacht Party. With Mark Eteson, Luccio, RJ Pickens, and Brad Miller. Tuesday, March 19, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Musette Yacht, boarding at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $90 and up plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. We've all had a "case of the Mondays." But historically, Tuesdays are just as bad. Rather than slaving away in your cubicle, slip into your skimpiest banana hammock and return to the Musette for some midday mischievousness.