That area below us, in front of the stage, eventually turned into the largest amount of people I've been around since Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Here was the line-up:
Courtney Pine turned out to be an instrumental group playing jazz/reggae and I kept trying to figure out what weird instrument Pine was playing. I'm still not sure. He's known for saxophone, bass clarinet, and alto flute - I think it's the last one. We enjoyed most of the groups, but think they could have cut two of the acts, and all would have been well.
I think the majority of us were there to see Morgan Heritage and Damian Marley, which of course, came on at the end. You'll recall we really enjoyed Gramps Morgan in Nevis last month and when he's not going it solo, he tours with his siblings. Finally, at 12:15am (!!) Morgan Heritage came on and everybody went nuts. The mass of people grooving to their tunes and shouting "Yes, Rasta!" had to look incredible from stage. The band did not disappoint - they really know how to put on a show. We were disappointed when they were forced to cede the stage though.
Rush Hour with Jackie Chan? He was annoying like that. To his credit, he was certainly full of energy, but I think he was new to performing for this type of venue (note to Popcaan - don't ever do yeeeeoooow again). I think the bigger problem was that he just didn't fit into the vibe of the night and was miscast. Seriously, I was starting to get traumatized, when finally the noise stopped. And then we waited....and waited...for the equipment change. Zzzzzzzzz. We had the sponsors memorized by the end of the night - that was the filler between sets - so the sponsors certainly got their money's worth in advertising.
put in a backpack whenever the occasion warrants it. Now that's commitment to a hair style.
For photos of the event by people who were allowed to take some, here's the Facebook page.
An update on the system to the east is that it became Invest 97L overnight and then lost its circle status by mid-Saturday. No one's expecting this tropical wave to bring anything but some rain, and the route models suggested the crux of it to go south of us. The Saharan dust layer seems to have lessened around us, so we could still see some wet stuff here too, but not until tomorrow or later.