Sun | Dec 4, 2016

Better late than never

Published:Sunday | January 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
R&B singer Ashanti gives early-morning show at Fiction
People on the dance floor at Fiction during the New Years Eve Party held there.
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R&B star Ashanti gives early-morning show at Fiction

Curtis Campbell, Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was a mixed audience that turned out for the Midnight in Tokyo experience inside the Fiction nightclub on New Years Eve.

Many patrons expressed delight at ringing in the New Year at the popular night spot; however, some complained that specially invited guest, Ashanti, took too long to arrive.

The ambiance is nice, the music is good, but we really came here to see Ashanti with the hope that we would ring in the New Year in her presence. But, as you can see, its long past 12 a.m., and she is still not here. So, I dont know what is happening with that, one patron told The Sunday Gleaner, as she partied with friends.

Despite a missing Ashanti, patrons made good use of the all-inclusive food and liquor offered by the organisers of the event.

DJ Solar J was on the turntables to usher in the New Year, as he played high-energy music, including Party Rock, No Hands, and Party Like A Rock Star, among others.

Patrons received complimentary champagne all night, as they danced the night away.

Ashanti arrived to a relatively scanty venue in the morning. However, she had travelled with her own following, occupying much of the space. She performed her hit record Whats Luv, before she was later joined by Ding Dong, who performed his popular Syvah song and dance.

curtis.campbell@gleanerjm.com