It was an adrenaline-pumping experience at the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Jamaica Carnival MoBay Blowout at Pier 1 in the tourist capital on Saturday night.
Soca rockers from across western Jamaica and international guests came out in droves to the highly anticipated fete that gave a night to remember.
The Jamaican way to carnival was on full display as ravers got down, partying to songs such as Hands in the Air by Alison Hinds, It’s Carnival by Destra, We Ready For The Road by Bunji and other soca hits.
Turning Things Up
The atmosphere was kicked into overdrive with the energetic DJ Supa Hype and DJ Spice from Team Soca on the turntable, giving the people all their personal playlists of carnival songs with a mixture of dancehall, reggae and R&B to keep the vibes going.
Their energies were further complimented by the electrifying performance of Trinidad’s very own Iwer George, who gave patrons Water, among other songs from his vast soca catalogue including, Come To Meh, Carnival, Come Back Again, and Take Ah Bathe.
Soca fans were left spellbound to the beat, the glitz and glamour, the carnival costume parade, the dance-offs between local and foreign guests, and all other activities that contributed to a fun-filled night.
“We love Jamaica and Jamaica carnival, and we were so happy to be here,” said one visitor from the USA. “We came here to enjoy ourselves because nobody parties like Jamaicans,” she added, vowing that she and her friends will be back next year.
Here are some highlights of the event.