Pulsating music blared from the speakers while Appleton Special bar attendants were kept busy serving gallons of drink mixes. It was the beginning of the Appleton Special Dream Weekend.
In an evening filled with good performances, dancer-cum-dancehall deejay Ding Dong and his Ravers Clavers crew stood tall with their high-energy set.
The Nannyville-born entertainer created a dancing frenzy with songs including Coolest Summer, Shampoo, Nuh Linga, Lowe Me Nuh and Holiday. Before entering into the VIP area to interact with his fans, Ding Dong invited an Italian couple from the jam-packed venue on stage to to show off their versions of the latest dances.
After Ding Dong’s performance, it was time for the self-proclaimed ‘Stage Show Boss’ Spice. As anticipated, she and her skimpily clad dancers had the audience’s undivided attention with her raunchy lyrics, acrobatics and sexually provocative dance moves.
Spice performed songs including Back Bend, Fight Ova Man, Indicator, and Ramping Shop. The Dream Live crowd was left wanting more as Spice’s set was cut short due to time constraints.
It was close to 4:00 am when Bounty Killer took the stage. His songs like Wutliss Bwoy, Sufferer, Living Dangerously and
Summertime were well received. Never one to mince words, he shared his outlook on life before he churned out the lyrics to
Eagle and Hawk, Can’t Believe Mi Eyes, Look Into My Eyes, and Orginality. He also shared his set with Alliance members K Queens and his son, Major Mijer.
He then made way for the ‘Unruly Boss’, Popcaan, who was a fitting end to Dream Live Concert 2016.
Earlier in the evening, Masicka and Bella Blair delivered fair sets.
The Appleton Special Dream Weekend party experience continued yesterday with Hennessy Celebrity Playground at Wavz Beach followed by Skyy Vodka Twisted Spiritz Glow at Cayenne Beach.
While the majority of Dream Weekend supporters enjoyed the opening event, there were a few who were left disgruntled.
“It is really unfair that I didn’t get a chance to see the concert. I travelled for hours to get to Negril only to realise that the Redemption Centre had already closed. I had already spend thousands of dollars to purchase my ticket and was told at the gate that I could not gain entry to the venue because I did not have an armband. I was then told I had to purchase a ticket for the night’s event which I refused to do. Things should have been set in place for all the persons that would have missed redeeming their passes as there is proof that we already purchased our tickets,” a female complained to the Jamaica Observer.