Electric, eclectic, electronic - Bumper crowd for Major Lazer party
Davina Henry, Staff Reporter
Traffic congestion on the road to the venue hinted that the Major Lazer concert on Saturday night would be full. Still, it proved an inadequate forewarning of the huge audience for the hot outfit and their guests at the Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine.
At a few minutes before 2 a.m. yesterday,
Skrillex had patrons sweating profusely, dancing along to his mixes. He
played a strong segment of electronic music, which had patrons jumping
during the many high points.
Packed bars and gyrating
promo girls also added to the night's
Visually the show was even more
entertaining. The lighting, customised for each DJ's set, added to the
unique experience that electronic dance music (EDM)
At 2:38 a.m., there were even more screams as
Diplo and Walshy Fire appeared on stage. Their electronic style often
features funk and hip hop, making it compatible with a wide range of
Songs such as Coco,
You Guessed It, Hot Niga and
I Like to Move It had patrons jumping. Major Lazer
played a wide variety of tracks, including Pon The
Floor, which had patrons going crazy.
Walshy Fire climbed around on the equipment, Diplo rolled through the
crowd in a giant, transparent bubble. He also blasted confetti guns
through the thick stage fog and intricate light show, which provided a
fitting otherworldly party atmosphere.
While they were
occupied with commanding the stage, the DJs also interacted with the
crowd. As they encouraged patrons to take whatever they had and "throw
it in the air", there was a bevy of cups, water, ice, rags and other
items launched towards the sky.
And if that wasn't
enough, Major Lazer also had some surprise performers for the crowd.
First up were Popcaan and Chi Ching Ching, who performed their single
Way Up, along with other popular tunes. They made way
for Sean Paul, who had patrons dancing along to his hits. The soca king
Machel Montana was next. Songs such as Live Me Life
and Fog Up The Place had soca enthusiasts going
The dancehall fans were not to be neglected, as
Major Lazer impressed the crowd with some of the latest dance crazes,
such as the SYVAH, Kreech and Shampoo, to cap off a strong set that
catered to the EDM fans' varied
Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer