Party People! It’s time to mix up a Funky Cold Medina and get ready to do the Wild Thing because Tone Loc is joining us on The 80s Cruise in 2023!!
Tone-Loc (born Anthony Smith) soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and unmistakable delivery made the song “Wild Thing” (using a sample from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin'”) a massive hit. The song was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash, “Funky Cold Medina” The album Loc-ed After Dark became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts. Tone-Loc expanded his horizons into acting in 1992 and 1993, appearing a few times on the Fox sitcom Roc. He was also in the films Posse and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and in 1991 returned to recording with Cool Hand Loc.
“Wild Thing” was the first hip-hop single to go platinum and was featured on Tone Loc’s debut album, Lōc-ed After Dark in 1989. From there, the rest is history!
He joins Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde, Morris Day and The Time, Howard Jones, Living Colour and more! Check out the rest of the lineup here.
We can’t wait to make your heart sing… and to make everything groovy if 2023!
If you haven’t booked yet, you better get to it! The ship is filling up quickly. With over 50 concerts and live performances, nightly themed parties, meet & greets, Q&As with your favorite artists, trivia sessions, and tons more, you’re not going to want to miss the ultimate celebration of the 80s! So now it the time to reserve your living quarters!
For those of you that are booked and ready to go for 2023, we can’t wait to get the party started!! Are we there yet?!
Until then, go ahead and mix yourself a Funky Cold Medina!
FUNKY COLD MEDINA RECIPE
1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) Southern Comfort
1 oz. (30ml) Blue Curacao
1 ½ oz. (45ml) Cranberry Juice
1. In an ice filled glass combine vodka, southern comfort, blue curacao and shake well to mix.
2. Add to ice to serving glass and strain mix inside. Top with cranberry juice.
3. Garnish with a kiwi slice.