Fashion is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a cruise across the Bahamas, but then again, this is not your average cruise. The third annual Holy Ship!!! electronic dance music cruise set sail this past weekend and featured some of the biggest DJs in the world performing day and night onboard and on the beaches of two private Bahamian islands. There were over 3000 attendees and fifty performances throughout the three day boat festival, including sets by Diplo, Skrillex, Duck Sauce, Zedd, Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Laidback Luke, Chromeo, and Disclosure.
Attendees wore an array of costumes on the ship, including disco and pirate-themed outfits, shark and mermaid-inspired ensembles, and a slew of other raver-esque gear that had us really questioning whether we had seasickness or just plain nausea from all the flare. We salute their dedication to the ship though, and it made for an amusing weekend at sea, to say the least.
The DJs kept it much tamer, but their style choices were pretty fitting nonetheless. Flosstradamus wore bath robes onstage Thursday night, and Shlohmo rocked a life vest during his opening set on the main stage Saturday. Surprise guest Tiesto wore a “DEEP” t-shirt for his house music set at the Discotheque Stage, which was a perfect pick for the night.
“I brought three outfit changes per day,” P-Thugg of Chromeo told us, “and I have two suitcases, which is kind of insane.”
It’s also rumored that special guest Pharrell Williams missed his private helicopter ride over to the party on Saturday due to his luggage being “too heavy” to take on the plane. He made it to the island several hours later and had two amazing performances on the boat that day, each with a slick change of clothes.
We came, we saw, and we conquered the majestic festival at sea; here are some photos of the DJs onboard and a look at their style selections for the weekend.