Krosfyah massive had the time of their lives at the Blackwoods Screw Dock Monday night – yes, Monday night that was the start of the last lap Crop Over week and a day after the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park.
It was clear the crowd came out to party at all costs. Armed with umbrellas in preparation for the intermittent showers, patrons were on location from as early at 9 p.m. to secure their party spot. The crowd was a mixture of mature and young people, Bajans and tourists alike.
DJs kept the pace going until just after midnight when the L&S Band featuring Leadpipe & Saddis hit the stage. The band was in rip-roaring form all night long as they backed other local artistes as well. The L&S Band was like music to the ear… literally. Each instrument came together harmoniously to create the pulsating sounds of sweet soca.
The duo of Leadpipe & Saddis/Porgie & Murdah sang their hit songs. Among them: Ah Feeling Ah Feeling, Ben Up, Come Down, Shackle Out, Dreams and Make A Fete.
There was a session with Marzville and Leadpipe that was simply entertaining. While singing on the same rhythm the whole time, Marzville sang one of his hit songs then Leadpipe “replied” by dropping one of his. This went on for about six or more songs and left the crowd screaming and shouting in approval.
It was a mini “cohobblopot” when a number of artistes performed backed by the L&S Band – JusD, Shaquille, Miguel, Statement, Nikita, Marvay, Hypasounds and recently crowned Party Monarch, Mikey.
And while they all gave good showings, it was obvious that the crowd came to see the island’s No.1 soca band Krosfyah. So much so, that when the band hit the stage to the music of the 2009 hit In De Middle Ah De Road, it was total pandemonium. Hands and legs in the air, waistlines gyrating, jumping and prancing were the order of the night. It was hit after hit as the band went on a musical journey down memory lane.
Krosfyah, led by Soca General Edwin Yearwood, sang from Pump Me Up, Wet Me, Road Block, Jammin Practice, Krsofyah Massive, Crank It, and Calor, to more recent hits like Sak Passe, Chrissening, Home Again, Home Sweet Home, Winners’ Circle, and Tiny Winey.
The General gave the command and the “soca soldiers” obliged. But a Krosfyah fete is not complete without the Grass Skirt Posse whose presence was seen and felt. During the euphoria, the crew put a grass skirt on Edwin’s waistline. The party climaxed with the party anthem Yardie and Down De Road.
And even after the more than an hour long set, the crowd was still shouting the names of their favourite Krosfyah songs that weren’t sung by the band. If the crowd had their way, Krosfyah would have been on stage entertaining them All Night Long. (IMC)