It was a crowd, prepped and ready to party, when Agrofest 2014 held one of its customary shows on Saturday at the annual exhibition.
It was definitely time to “brek out de rags” and “wine an’ guh down”, when artistes like Soka Kartel’s Blood and Mikey, Gabby and Grynner hit the stage and whipped the crowd into an almost literal frenzy.
Gabby, known for his varied selections ranging from classic calypso and folk to soca, favoured the audience with such songs as Hit It and Dr Cassandra, while Grynner was filled with his ever-entertaining antics, as he reminded the patrons that “de ugly man” could wine and get on bad.
But when Soka Kartel graced the stage it was as if the crowd was ready to break away, as fences started to rattle with the vibrations of excited bodies. Who did not have a rag to wave, raised a hand and jammed to some of the duo’s 2013 and even 2012 hits like Mikey’s winning No Behaveya and We Loose, and Blood’s Foot On Fire.
But they also introduced a number of other selections not their own, like Workie Workie. They had the crowd moving left to right and chipping like it was Kadooment Day, or they were ready for the neighbouring T&T Carnival, as they sweated the cool night away. The smiles of the two, who seemed to have the longest set of the night, told a tale of clear enjoyment of the music and the favourable response from the crowd.
Agrofest this year, like years before, enjoyed a large turnout for the exhibits, the craft and the entertainment, which wrapped up each night’s showing.