It was indeed a “pantastic” event yesterday at Pan Pun De Sand. Thousands packed Brandons Beach for the highly anticipated and quite popular pan event, which brought the curtain down on the 2015 Crop Over pan weekend.
Not even the intermittent rain could deter the crowd from taking in the sweet sounds of pan. Many even commented that the scattered showers had kept the day cooler than usual.
At what was dubbed S4 –– Sweet, Steel, Sand And Soca, patrons, including those who lined the Spring Garden Highway and the others who opted to chill by the direct seashore, soaked up the pan notes and rhythm of Ace Works, Choices Pan Groove, Reddy Panners and Pan Extreme in the earlier hours of the day.
And after a lengthy break, to allow for onstage set-up, it was time for the big guns like Massy All Stars from Trinidad and Tobago and Mosaic Steel Orchestra from Barbados. These two large bands did not disappoint.
Mosaic thoroughly impressed with their versatility and energy onstage. Guest artiste Lil Rick, who sang with Mosaic, praised them, saying “this band bad” –– after going through a flawless performance without a rehearsal.
Other singers on the night were Grynner, and Mikey from the band Soka Kartel.