This is my first blog post here and I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jake and I had the most absolutely crazy-lucky-wonderful thing happen to me. I won the Mercury Insurance/AXS-TV Birthday Bash sweepstakes. I'm still in disbelief! This is the first time I have ever won something like this. This will also be the first time that we have ever been Cabo San Lucas, although I have wanted to go what seems like forever. I have been a fan of Sammy from pretty much the time I was able to enjoy music and find what fits me.
So Funny. I am coming to BDAY BASH this year and totally pumped. I had a dream last night that I ran into Sammy at a bar and I was BEGGING him to sing 5150 at the birthday bash this year. I told him ALL his fans want to hear it. He was adamant in saying no! He wouldn't tell me why. So I just kept begging him.
Pretty funny. Hope my dream DOESNT came true and he sings it. WOULD BE EPIC!
"It's hard to believe it's been 26 years! Some of the most fun I've had in my life has been since the opening of the Cabo Wabo. I just spent a week down there celebrating the anniversary because I couldn't be there today... played the Cantina three times! The most fun is when nobody knows, I just walk out there, always a great feeling makes everybody so high. You can do no wrong on stage after that ha ha.
The discovery of a place like Cabo and the creation of the Cantina has created a lifestyle for me and hundreds of thousands of fans. Its one of those dreams I never dreamt would come true. I don't know where I would be in my life or how I would even dress if it weren't for that lifestyle change.
I thank the fans and the staff at the Cantina from the bottom my heart, Michael Anthony, Eddie and Alex, and my partners Marco, Jorge, and all the staff (some that have been there 26 years) - it's awesome! thank you, thank you, thank you!" - Sammy
The Cabo Wabo Cantina opened its doors in April 1990 and Van Halen was there to throw a monster opening party. This is a clip of an acoustic Van Halen performance of the song "Cabo Wabo".
Check out this clip from MTV when the Cabo Wabo Cantina had just opened!
Last night was the unofficial 26th anniversary of the Cabo Wabo Cantina. I played with Cabo Uno to a packed house. The Cantina filled up early like a birthday bash, we had to shut down the entrance at 8 PM.
Lots of redheads came down, it was as close to the birthday bash as it gets -- I loved it. The real anniversary is Sunday the 17th, but I will be doing the John Varvatos Stuart house event in Los Angeles with Mikey, Vic, and Chad, but I bet there's a hell of a party at the Cantina.
I did a surprise acoustic set with the band Sister Dass tonight at the Cabo Wabo Cantina. We played 45 minutes to 100 surprised guests. It was fantastic - I've never done that patio thing in 26 years. Wow, be doing some more of that! Ps. Blew the PA up on Red Voodoo oooops! Ha. 26th anniversary week starting off with a bang. See you all Wednesday with, Cabo Uno! - Sammy
My wife and recently went on a Def Leppard Cruise this past January and even though we experienced a few setbacks (death of Jimmy Bain, Joe Elliott having laringitis, and bad weather) we still had a good time. The meet and greets were cool. The food was good. The other bands on the ship did their best to keep us fans entertained. During an Q & A on the ship someone asked Eddie Trunck if Sammy would do a Rock Cruise.
Montessori Hale O Keiki has big plans to grow; in and beyond its current site in Kihei, but after weeks of searching could not find the environment they were looking for. When they heard of Sammy's home for sale in Ukumehame they made an offer and it was a match made in heaven. Sammy sold the 14-acre property and included a $250,000 donation that the school is already putting to great use. Watch this video to see the planned development of this amazing school.