What would you guess is the nadir in Limp Bizkit’s history? The incited violence at Woodstock ’99? The release of 2005’s The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (there is no Part 2)? The day they formed? Well, according to guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit’s “lowest point” is also the “lowest point” of his entire life: ShipRocked. In case you’ve somehow forgotten about the most bro-tastic cruise on the seven seas, ShipRocked is the “greatest vacation on Earth.” It’s also, to quote Borland, “the same as Brochella, but it’s off land.”
He continued on Instagram: “Can’t wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit. Whenever we aren’t on stage, I’ll be curled up fetal position in my cabin, palms up, while I desperately cling to the last week of my thirties as it slips through my hooked fingers. So, I’d like to give a shout out now to all the other over-the-hill late nineties/early 2000s bands going on the cruise: Let’s give these people the raging alcohol fueled nostalgia fest they’re paying for, guys! I know we can do it if we tune down low enough!” Borland wrote that before the boat even left Miami.
So, how did it go?
“The lowest point of my life, the ShipRocked cruise,” Borland told Entertainment Weekly in an interview to promote his DIY Network home renovation show Sight Unseen (that is an actual thing that’s happening). “What a waste of time. Anyway, yeah, that was awesome. We had a terrible time and we made zero money off of that.” His girlfriend and Queen Kwong singer, Carré Callaway, described the hallways as smelling like vomit, and they were surrounded by “a bunch of Juggalos, I guess.” Borland corrected her, “No, they weren’t Juggalos, they were a bunch of drunk people.”
An important distinction.
Borland: It was like Mardi Gras but in your house.
Callaway: Yeah. It was like Bourbon Street but you were stuck on a boat with it.
Borland: The peak of the whole thing was there was a guy passed out, standing up, snoring in the hallway, somehow. It was Bro-chella. It was the worst. (Via)
Limp Bizkit is the ShipRocked cruise of nu-metal bands, but Borland seems like a cool dude. He has a good sense of humor and his Instagram is full of pictures of cats. None of which are wearing a red Yankees hat.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)