thousands enjoy themselves
at dlp capaign launch event
It was a carnival type atmosphere last night in Passage Road in St. Michael.
The occasion was the Democratic Labour Party’s official launch of its general elections campaign with an elaborate introduction of all 30 candidates, supported by a programme of entertainment featuring some of the most popular names in local entertainment.
An estimated 10,000 people were on hand for the entertainment treat from newer players like Fari and Mr. Levi to veteran entertainer Grynner — and each succeeded in rousing the crowd rocking.
The star of the night was without doubt Biggie Irie. He had the multitude captivated; waving their placards, blowing their whistles, wining down to the ground and†back up too, and in other cases screaming their lungs as they sang along word for word with him.
Nah Goin’ Home, Can’t Be Over and Mas were some of the hits with which he energised them.
Revealing to Barbados TODAY that he was even shocked himself when at one point he just stood on the stage and watch in awe at their responses.
“It seemed as if Mas is a bigger hit at election than it was at Crop-Over… The people love it,” he said.
Both Mr. Levi and Fari hyped them with their Bajan style music and Fari took it even further with a remix of his very popular song Froot Loops to endorse the incumbent St. Michael North West candidate, Christopher Sinckler.
Although performing songs like Mr. T and Leggo I Hand which are close to 30 years old, Grynner was refreshing. An onlooker remarked he had both young and older people “getting on bad, even the politicians were wukking up bad”.
Former Pic-O-De-Crop monarch Popsicle sang Cornwell, Mr. Dale was also enjoyable in the hour long show, pleasing the mass with hits such as Drop It and 2007 Road March, Soca Junkie. Nathalee performed Colours and This Ting Can’t be Over while Smokey Burke’s performance was, what he described as “catastrophic”. Soca Kartel was set to perform but did not due to time constraints. (KC)††††