KON-TIKI is a great movie! I highly recommend the movie! Any Adventurer or Explorer will enjoy the movie. It’s a must see! I give the movie a 9 out of 10.
The movie is about a Norwegian explorer by the name of Thor Heyerdahl and five other men who crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947. They did this to prove that South Americans in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on the Polynesian islands.
Their epic journey across 4,300 miles of ocean lasted 101 day. The movie highlights how Heyerdahl came up with the idea and how he worked at gathering financing for the expedition with loads & donations.
Below are a few reference links on KON-TIKI
This past Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, I attended the sold-out Rolling Stones – 50 & Counting concert (13,300 in attendance). It was an awesome show! The Stones energy level was sky high; they played all their hits, sounded great and were on stage for 2 ½ hours! The opening number was “Get off of My Cloud” and they concluded the concert by playing “Satisfaction”.
Pop Star Katy Perry dropped by to sing “Beast of Burden” with Mick. Also giving a noteworthy performance during the show was the Green Valley High School Madrigal Singers, kicking off “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The high school choir learned the song in two weeks and was handpicked by the Stones after they auditioned for the gig via Skype in front of the band’s management in London.
It’s amazing that the Rolling Stones have been together for 50 years! Mick Jagger turns 70 in 67 days, Keith Richards turns 70 in December, Charlie Watts turns 72 in June and Ronnie Wood just turned 65.
It was also very amazing to see Mick dancing and scrambling across & around the stage nearly nonstop during the entire performance!
It you get a chance, catch one of the concerts on the 50 & Counting Tour! You’ll love it and will always remember it!