In March, we got Bacchanal Island, and Sunday night at the Heliport in Bridgetown, the place was ‘mash up’ with Gimme Soca: Omnia.
Just after 11:40 p.m., the pump started, and the masses started to accumulate for one of the biggest pre-Grand Kadooment parties. The climax event for the Crop Over Festival, Grand Kadooment, was in less than 24 hours and the crowd gathered was determined to close out the three-month festival with a bang. It was just ‘bare vibes’ from start to finish.
The local line up included Jagwa, whose song Face Down has been a hit for the past month. The ladies followed his instructions precisely, paving the way for what would be a night of ‘shellings’.
There were also performances by Jus D who has proved to be a crowd favourite with his 2018 tunes Hole, Manager and Na Na Ni. Marzville was also in the house and 2018 Party Monarch Mikey dismantled all borders with Feting Family. Rum King’s King Bubba brought libations and Kirk Brown encouraged the hundreds to keep on partying to tomorrow with Still Jammin’. Shaquille offered Collateral.
The first regional artiste to grace the stage was Ambi from St Lucia who is known for his 2017 single Sock It (Ice Lolly). Ambi and fellow St Lucian artiste Subance were well received by the crowd.
During Subance’s energetic performance of Bad In Bum Bum and Back Ben, the crowd went wild. Another favourite was Grenadian performer Mr Killa who showed off some fancy footwork on stage and that he was not to be played with during his performance of Rolly Poly. He earned numerous cheers from the crowd when he brought a lady on stage and whinned on her. Both his energy and performance were equally dynamic.
When the chorus for Rimba’s song Funky Business played, party-goers screamed it at the top of their lungs, confirming it as one of the biggest songs of the season. The Vincentian was joined by his homeboy Skinny Fabulous who is beloved by the Barbadian audience for his lively performances. Skinny performed songs such Lights Go Down, Party Start and Behaving the Worst.
When the party ended after 3 a.m., party goers were still on a high and eager to continue their feting during the revelry and masquerade of Mega Monday.