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Pool jam

By CAROL MARTINDALE

Added 2nd August 2018

This year’s Splash Pool Party was “lit” from get go. The annual party held at The Beach House in Holetown, St James, on Saturday evening did not only have the customary patrons and more attending but also the usual musical treat of artistes dropping their 2018 Crop Over hits. From early evening before the setting of the sun, feters were filing into the venue ready for a good time. While the DJs kept good company with some sweet calypso from this year and past, drinks were flowing and there was an endless supply of food.

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This year’s Splash Pool Party was “lit” from get go.

The annual party held at The Beach House in Holetown, St James, on Saturday evening did not only have the customary patrons and more attending but also the usual musical treat of artistes dropping their 2018 Crop Over hits.

From early evening before the setting of the sun, feters were filing into the venue ready for a good time. While the DJs kept good company with some sweet calypso from this year and past, drinks were flowing and there was an endless supply of food.

A number of Government ministers were also spotted at the party which ended around midnight. Leading that group was Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. Others present included Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Marsha Caddle and Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment Adrian “Medic” Forde.

The party was in full swing by the time the sun set and patrons were in party mode warming up for the string of artistes set to perform.

Kicking off the performances was The General Edwin Yearwood, who delivered a solid sampling of his music and set a good pace for the others.

It was a night when all the calypso stars came out to shine. Stiffy, the maintenance man had the crowd “plugged into all”, while Peter Ram in his customary way jumped from the stage and into the crowd as they gathered around singing the lyrics to his popular songs.

Hollerbak was “too sweet” on stage while Leadpipe And Saddis gave their usual comical performance that had the crowd in stitches.

Marzville also performed some of his songs for the season.

Lil Rick was on fire when he hit the stage and by then every available space was filled with people just having a good time. The “Morning Vibes” although enjoyed at night-time, were soaked up by all who were there.

In fact the vibes were so hot some had to cool off in the pool.

For many who attended it was another year that organisers had a Splash of an event. (CM)

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