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Xtreme fun

Published:Sunday | August 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Monique Malcolm, director of marketing, Red Stripe, and Dream Entertainment's Kamal Bankay at the Smirnoff Dream Weekend Wet and Wild party.
Melissa Dufour (left) and Cleopatra Bernard.
Venecia Authurs at the Smirnoff Dream Weekend Wet and Wild.
From left: Latonya Charles, Adrian Ellis and Terri-Ann Wilson.
From left: Lexi Scott, Dream Entertainment's Ron Burke, Epiphany Foster and (in the back) Jermaine McFarlane are all smiles for our camera.
From left: Smirnoff brand manager, Jermaine Bibbons, Erin Mitchell, brand manager Red Stripe, Wealth Magazine's Garth Walker, and Don Creary.
Having a grand time are (from left) Valencia McCrae, Moya-Mae Rose, and Rhoena Gordon.
A wild and pink Stacey Frith having a ball at Smirnoff Dream Weekend Xtreme Wet and Wild at Kool Runnings Adventure Park in Negril last Sunday.
Shari Munro (left) and Kellie Molyneaux at Xtreme Wet and Wild.
Dream girls Mishonie Swack (left) and Melissa Riley.
LIME's Elon Parkinson and Kemoya Shields getting wet.
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Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

For months, Smirnoff and Dream Entertainment touted that 'Xtreme Wet and Wild' would carry a big bang, and they weren't exaggerating.

It is possible that the Negril Kool Runnings Adventure Park venue where the event was staged is still in recovery mode after the onslaught of some 8,000 revellers last Sunday.

It is also obvious why the organisers removed the first letter 'E' from extreme, replacing it with 'X', which could easily have been interpreted 'for adults only', because of the intensity of the heat generated at this party. And it was not from the summer heat. Every one let down their hair and had fun abundantly.

Xtreme Wet and Wild was held on day three of the Smirnoff Dream Weekend, and this event was not for children or prudes. Every single aspect of this party was excessive - from the four big sounds operated by some of Kingston's hottest

selectors, Chromatic, Coppershot, DJ Nicco and DJ Lank, to the high-powered water boys and girls whose job it was to ensure all patrons were soaking wet.

With
'Drinking Right' as the popular tag line, Smirnoff Vodka, Red Stripe
beer, Mo√ęt & Chandon, Ting and Pepsi, flowed as if there was no
tomorrow, under the tag line, 'Right Age. Right Amount. Right
Way'.

Having followed in the vein of Friday's ultra
high-energy beach party, 'Beach Rave' and 'Twisted Spiritz' and
Saturday's 'Day Dreams' and 'Yush', Xtreme didn't have to do much to
earn the number-one spot in the mix, according to the
patrons.

The party journey continued straight into
Sunday night with Beer Vibes hosted by Jazzy T from Renaissance,
directing an onslaught of hardcore sounds from all around the world,
including Unity from Japan, Redd Heat Sound out of New York, Dancehall
Jugglerz from Germany, DJ Kentucky and the champion, Flava Unit from
Portmore.

They were complemented by the multi
award-winning international sound-clash champion, Tony 'Mentally Il'
Matterhorn.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com

Photos by Janet Silvera