Monday, February 19, 2018

Valentine’s Ladies Night Out draws ‘largest’ crowd


‘Queen of Bakanal’: Destra Garcia performs for patrons on Friday night.

Mark Fraser


Soca couple: Fay-Ann and her husband Bunji during their performance.

Mark Fraser

One of the largest crowds within recent times for a show of this kind attended the Ladies Night Out concert held on Friday evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Organised by Randy Glasgow Productions and billed as a Valentine’s treat for the ladies, the show featured the talents of Jamaican reggae crooner Jah Cure, R&B star Peabo Bryson and his singers and band, and soca stars Mr Kill@, Kees Dieffenthaller, Denyse ‘Saucy Wow’ Belfon, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons and the Vikings Asylum Band, a surprise appearance from Barbadian soca artiste Rupee and self-styled ‘Queen of Bakanal’ Destra Garcia.

A pre-show featured many other soca acts.

The soca acts did not disappoint as the artistes all delivered their hits past and present.

One of the highlights of the night, however, was Grenadian soca artiste Mr Kill@ with his Rolly Polly dancers who demonstrated some very acrobatic movements to cheers from the massive audience.

It is interesting to note that Mr Kill@ has spawned some imitators in the form of a song which claims to be looking for a girl who is a “macaroni”.

The dance for this was performed on stage by a dancer in a skeleton costume whose moves further delighted the crowd.

This was subsequently followed by a group of midgets who also demonstrated their moves to the song “Rolly Polly”, bringing further cheers and some amazement.