Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Drug bust on "jam cruise" featuring Galactic and others

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

This year's annual Jam Cruise — a sort of Bonnaroo on the, ahem, "high" seas — just made it back to port, but it was "raided" by police and federal agents before it left its Florida dock last week. The raid resulted in 15 different seizures of marijuana, Ecstasy, mushrooms, hash, etc., all mostly in small, personal quantities. One blogger and Jam Cruise attendee said it was more like "a bunch of fat police and DEA types standing around picking their noses" as attendees boarded, with only 15 arrests among the 3,000 passengers.

Participating bands on the cruise included Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and a couple dozen others.

A better story: The above bands cruisin' the Gulf of Mexico for six days with Chewbacca and other Star Wars characters, an Ivan Neville Texas Hold 'Em tournament, yoga, a casino, zombies, and former American Idol contestants, all on a ridiculous luxury cruise liner. Duuuuuude.

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