Here are three video clips from the evening.
The first one I shot after the meal, when folks were hanging around, just about to head down to the boats.
I was fortunate enough to have some of Southern Cal's most experienced gondoliers on my gondola. In this video, we were just climbing aboard and getting situated.
As we approached Captain Jack's, Andrew McHardy was playing the easily recognized "Lime in the Coconut" song. Grigory-never-get-there pushed record and described the scene (which pretty much came out on video as a mixture of dark...and really dark). I joked with someone from another boat, and two guys in my boat discussed brands of whiskey. Towards the end of the song, a few passengers took to thumping the boat in time with the music. Andrew really is phenomenal with a guitar - just about everything he played was spot-on. Feeling the gondola thump to the beat under my feet just added to the experience.
this video shot by Grigory-never-get-there.