Maroon 5 Rocks Pier, Interview On Carnival Magic
Maroon 5 Rocks The Pier
By ALEXIS ZAMORA
Updated 06:12 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011
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Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine followed by his band walk through the hallways of the new Carnival Magic as they get ready for their afternoon show at Pier 21 on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Mayra Beltran / © 2011 Houston Chronicle
On Sunday, Carnival Cruise line introduced Carnival Magic to United States waters. To launch it in style, Carnival brought three-time Grammy winners Maroon 5 onboard for an exclusive performance.
The funny thing is, no one in the band had ever been on a cruise except for keyboardist
, who traveled with his family to Alaskan waters years ago.
"It is a massive cruise ship. I've never seen anything like it," lead singer and
said as he toured the 3,690-passenger ship. "It's amazing."
With Magic as their backdrop, the band took the stage set up on Pier 21 and performed hits such as
for a screaming crowd of some 4,000 people.
Before the show, the band talked to the media. Here is an excerpt:
Q: How cool is it to be performing in front of Carnival's Magic tonight?
It is pretty darn cool to have the ship in the background. It's really amazing.
Q: Any surprises you can give up about the second season of
I can't let you know about the surprises … then they won't be surprises. But I can tell you it will be awesome.
Q: When you went to go meet Magic's captain, what did y'all talk about?
It's a bunch of technical jargon you wouldn't understand. It's boat talk. It goes fast, and you steer it.
Q: You leave for your European tour soon, how do the fans differ from American fans?
The audience is (more) super excited.
When you go overseas they really appreciate the fact that you are coming over there to see them. That energy is definitely felt.
Mickey Madden, bassist:
The venues are different, too. Much smaller clubs and theatres, the energy is really different. It's a unique experience.
Q: What is the best part of being on a cruise?
The blackjack for sure!
I love to gamble.
I'd like to see the dolphins and the whales.
Alexis Zamora is a senior at
Bellaire High School
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