Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Craziest Raver Costumes

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Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not.

Perhaps it's the sense of anonymity that comes with a disguise. Or maybe it's because every single one of you is an attention-starved child. Whatever the case, we commend your creativity, your ingenuity, and most importantly, your near-nudity.

Here are our favorite funky fashionistas from Holy Ship!!!


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Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Most Epic Moments

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Photo by Ian Witlen

After three years of raging at sea, Hard Events' Holy Ship cruise has proven itself to be the best nautical EDM adventure that money can buy. (Of course, we here at Crossfade enjoyed press accommodations, so we didn't actually pay.)

It might still be a new-ish phenomenon, but this party boat has the most loyal fans, the edgiest lineups, and the biggest surprise guests. So from the moment that we made it through customs, our Holy Ship!!! 2014 experience was awwweeeesome.

Unfortunately, the MSC Divina's capacity is about 4,000 passengers. And while that's a lot of shippers, there are tons of fans who get left ashore. So just for you, stranded ravers, we're counting down the ten most epic moments.

See also: The Women of Holy Ship!!! 2014

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Holy Ship!!! Announces 2014 Dates

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Ian Witlen
Your teeth just stopped chattering from the bass like 20 minutes ago, and every time you turn your head, you still hear vestiges of screeching synths. But that doesn't mean you're thrilled WMC and Ultra just ended. 

EDM-heads will not stop pulsing with beats for any sort of practical reason. Work? Sleep? Childbirth? None of these compete with the music. Both Ultra and Holy Ship!!! are going to give these ravers what they want. Both announced their 2014 dates. We now we know when the electronic cruise is leaving the harbor. 

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Holy Ship!!! 2014: Pre-Book Your Room on the Cruise Tomorrow

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Ian Witlen
We know you miss the feel and weight of your banana hammocks and banana costumes, the ones still sweaty from the salt of the seas. After having the most ridiculous time of your life on Holy Ship!!!'s third Hard Cruise voyage, the one that just barely docked two months ago, your heart still aches for the head-busting beats and sweaty ravers you love. 

The organizers of the on-deck electro-party knows you need your Holy Ship fix fast, so they already announced that tickets for next year's boat ride go on sale tomorrow at noon. Click on for the details. 


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Holy Ship!!! Announces 2014 Pre-Booking Dates and Insane 2013 Video

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Ian Witlen
This year, Holy Ship!! was a cruise of Skrillex surprises, pill-munching weirdos, banana-hammock- and pot-leaf-bra-wearing sex kitties, and even a wedding proposal.

We spent some time chatting and partying ourselves on the HARD event-run voyage. And there are even pictures to prove it.

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- Holy Ship!! 2013: Six Most Ridiculous Dance Move GIFs
- PHOTOS: Best of 2013 Holy Ship EDM Cruise
- PHOTOS: Best Fashion Aboard Holy Ship!! 2013
- Holy Ship!! Day One: Surprise Guest Skrillex Takes the Stage
- Top 12 Fashion Forward Moments of the 2013 Holy Ship!! Pre-Party, Fort Lauderdale
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Holy Ship!! 2013: Six Most Ridiculous Dance Move GIFs

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Katie Bain
The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering.  

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A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails, and the kind of dancing not seen since MTV's mid-'90s Spring Break. To sets by Destructo, Brodinski, Diplo, and Justice, here are a few of the memorable dances witnessed on the beach, in GIF form.
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Holy Ship!! and Fool's Gold Make One Dude's Dream Come True

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Katie Bain
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Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans. Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!"
 
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With this mesh of artists and commoners there exists the possibility of a transcendent one-on-one situation. Kind of like when attendee Curtis Osesik of New Jersey was plucked from of the crowd to dance onstage with A-Trak and then found himself playing Fool's Gold hype man before hanging backstage and smoking with Skrillex. Call it living the dream, Holy Ship!! style. We spoke with him.

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Holy Ship!! Day One: Surprise Guest Skrillex Takes the Stage

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Katie Bain

On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) The lineup includes Justice, A-Trak, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Boys Noise, Skream and other people. 

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And not to brag or anything guys, but this is officially one of the most fun things that anyone on this boat has ever done. So far it's gone like this:

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Holy Ship!! 2012: Night Slugs' Bok Bok Talks "Working Class" Music

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British DJ Alex Sushon, AKA Bok Bok, is best-known for running electronic record label Night Slugs with partner L-Vis 1990. Sushon keeps busy hosting a radio show on RinseFM, producing other artists, and creating all of the graphic designs for the label. 

Night Slugs is popular for its genre-crossing, undefined sounds, and how often it is imitated. The duo are hosting a party this week onboard the Holy Ship!!, featuring themselves, Kingdom, and GIRL UNIT, all in one room. Each is amazing on their own, but together, they create a magical vibe. We spoke with Sushon about basketball shorts, "gutter house," and free Night Slugs mixtapes to get you in the mood for sweating on the high seas. 

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Top Five Holy Ship!! Acts You Shouldn't Miss

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Ian Witlen
Since we landed ashore at the end of the maiden voyage of Holy Ship!! last January, I've been wondering: What'll happen in 2013? Will I meet the dude from Korn again? Will I get stuck on a ship with Riff Raff? Will the Mad Decent crew be giving Skrillex haircuts to his biggest fans? 

If you didn't love most of the big headliners on this sailing soiree, you wouldn't be putting yourself in the middle of the ocean with them. So I won't state the obvious headliners here on our "must hear" list. 

As an excited DJ, I will share a few acts that I'm genuinely looking forward to watching perform. I promise, if you follow my lead, you won't regret it. 


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