The lawns of Green Acres, The Belle, St Michael were a sea of colour when party-goers descended there for ICE Food Inclusive Garden Party on Sunday.
And while the event’s name is synonymous with cold, the only thing cold at the fete were the drinks at the bar. There was heat generated in the place by the partying crowd that not even the persistent showers could compete with. Each time the rain threatened to dampen spirits or end the festivities it failed – miserably.
Many party-goers were so adamant that the showers would not prevail, that they remained in the pouring rain dancing and frolicking the night away.
No rain could stop the jam and that was because the vibes from the slew of DJs and the live performances made it compelling to party. The only thing the rain succeeded in doing was hampering the VIP parking arrangement and adding to parking delays but that was the farthest thing from the minds of those who came from 4 p.m. and did not leave until the last song.
The event which was scheduled to end at 11 p.m. afforded patrons the added treat of an extra hour of fun. It was clear that if the music had not ended many would have still been there caught up in the vibe.
The crowd was made up of the young and not so young but there was entertainment which catered to both. DJs did a great job in keeping their sets versatile enough to engage the entire party crowd. The line-up of deejays included Ramon G, Hutchy and Sizz, Sheldon Papp & Chasey The Entertainer, Level Vibes, Nico Vybz and Gunner, Bubbles & Evolution, Fullklip, and closed off with Jerry Dan of Freedom Sounds. The hosts were Shana and Ras.
Entertainment went to another level when ‘Daddy landed’ on stage. Mole The Chef performed some of his signature hits and threw the massive into a frenzy. He in turn extended his ‘stage’ as he made his way into the crowd to sing, dance and hype the vibe.
Lil Rick owned the fete when he made the event one huge September birthday party. He paused as he sang his cover of Happy Birthday and invited “all who got a birthday in September” on stage much to the delight of the ICE massive.
With smiling faces, dancing and hands in the air, the “September borns” seemed more than elated to join Lil Rick on stage for their moment.
The fete billed: ‘The End of Summer Experience’ was just that. It was a well-planned and executed fete by promoters ICE Events246. A totally top-notch experience which was great value for money given the admission price. From the food, thanks to chef Greig Greenidge; to the drinks; to the ambience and decor; to the sound system and the vibe – a good time was had by all. (IMC)