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Concert Cruises
Concert Cruises

Count and Non-Count Nouns

Date: Sep 10 2012

Themes: Music, Travel

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns


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Pool parties. Root beer floats. Movies and pizza. Some of the best ideas come from taking two things that are already awesome on their own, and combining them.

The latest example? Concert cruises. These special voyages are perfect for diehard fans who love to vacation in the sun. On a concert cruise, you sail the seas with your favorite band. During the day you can hang out by the pool, swim in the ocean, or visit port towns. At night, there are live concerts with just you and your shipmates for the audience. Jason recently went on his first concert cruise. Hear him tell Marni about his experience.




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Marni:  I am a big fan of a big summer rock concert, and I hear the new thing is these concert cruises.

Jason:  Definitely. That’s the new festival. Take all the bands, put them on a ship.

Marni:  Tell me about it. I’m fascinated.

Jason:  I’ve been on one. I’m gonna go on another one.

Marni:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah. The best part about it, really, is the fans.

Marni:  OK.

Jason:  Because you’re surrounded by people who are into the same music as you, so you immediately have something in common with all these people. And it’s not…it’s better than a festival, where there’s 60,000 people, you know? These are the most diehard fans of that thing, so they are just ready to eat, drink, and breathe that band for four days.

Marni:  Yeah, definitely! I think the thing about festivals, too, is often there are so many bands that, you know, people are there for different bands, and it sounds like these cruises, it’s really more specific, like that headlining act is why you’re there.

Jason:  Usually. At least one or two headliners, yeah. And you get to see them multiple times. And kind of nothing beats being in the water, in the Bahamas, in the ocean, while a band is playing on the beach. It’s pretty awesome.

Marni:  Doesn’t sound terrible.

Jason:  But it’s not cheap.

Marni:  I was gonna say, it has to be pretty expensive.

Jason:  Yeah. Definitely.


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Marni likes going to big concerts in the summer. She is interested in the idea of concert cruises.

Jason says concert cruises are the new summer music festival. He thinks they are better than regular concerts because the audience is smaller. Only people who really love a band will go on a cruise with them, so on a concert cruise you are surrounded by other people who are passionate about the same music as you.

The one drawback of concert cruises is the price. Jason says they are very expensive. On the other hand, you get to go to a concert and have a vacation at the same time.

Would you like to go on a concert cruise? Which band would you like to sail the seas with?



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definitely not , even if i love a band , i would never going that far to chase after them where they are going . i might love a band because of their music , but not love them as a peson , for me , they are strangers , means things to me in my personal life .  sometimes i just don’t understand why so many ppl spend so much time ,energe even money on total strangers while they shall have been spend with the ppl who are really important.

02:57 PM Sep 19 2012 |



Yes, I’d like!!

I don’t know a specific band.. but, maybe someone with energy musics!!!

08:24 PM Sep 12 2012 |



Russian Federation

Wicked stuff!!! What an outstanding kind of experience!! Surely, I’d love to be in on it. I wish I had had enough sum of money for this piece of madness)). I’d be pleased to see Prodigy there)) I guess, that would be a pure brain exploision anyway) 

08:34 PM Sep 10 2012 |

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It’s very fan , I like it Cool

04:27 PM Sep 10 2012 |



United States

I would like to take a concert cruise, and one of my favorite band is maroon 5!.., I know they are espensive but you really enjoy it! so I think is a good deal to get it!

04:01 PM Sep 10 2012 |




i can`t feel that …

03:09 PM Sep 10 2012 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad


Yeah sure I would like to …it doesn’t matter which band to sail the seas with … I just wanna hang out by the pool and visit port towns ..that is really pretty awesome ;)

12:32 PM Sep 10 2012 |




I wouldn’t like to go on a concert cruise because I am not a fan of concerts.

12:26 PM Sep 10 2012 |



i like to sail the seas and enjoy voayge being on cruise, but concert cruises are not my kind of thing and expensive too. we can enjoy the huge sea with water all around and wide blue sky on our head even on an ordinary cruise. experience is off the hook if you would have, try a dinner date under the dark sky with shimmery glittery stars and cool moon light with its wavey reflection in crests and troughs of sea. it ll surely be a treat to your pie hole if you order somthing great and a blessing for your sight undoubtdly. after that,its so romantic to have some time in peace only with the sounds of waves and cool sea breeze blowing around on some open ledge, watch out its risky some time. its a fun to hang out on cruise to have some quaility time. i know every body like to have fun on cruise and finally it would be a vox pop today.

11:53 AM Sep 10 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Wow I love it,Its greatSmile

09:36 AM Sep 10 2012 |




Why, Anja? Wink

09:06 AM Sep 10 2012 |



I sounds good, but I’m not really a fan of concerts. I’ve also never made a long ship trip, and I’m also not sure if I would like it. I mean it is nice being surrounded by the sea and a lot of these big ships have pools and cinemas and things like that, but you don’t have much space there and that is what I really like.

09:04 AM Sep 10 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

concerti hastesh ke da kashti bargozar mishe va kheili kheili jalebe chon hamzaman ke rooye ab hasti va az fazaye darya lezat mibari gorooh va khanandeye morede alaghat mashghoole ejra va khoondan hastan.darzemn mitooni az nooshidani va sham ham lezat bebari.

omidvaram roozi tajrobasho peida koni.

05:16 AM Sep 10 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello sonia

what is Concert Cruises mean?

if its possible farsi to me?


04:53 AM Sep 10 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

that would be greatCool

04:37 AM Sep 10 2012 |

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