Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Popular '90s party, Yesterday, lived up to its high standard.
Despite being hosted at a new venue, and the talk of elections on the lips of everyone, the event was able to maintain its audience and deliver its usual entertainment value on Friday.
The Lime Golf Academy is more spacious than the old venue, however, one could not tell, based on the size of the crowd.
The Gleaner arrived at the event at minutes after midnight during DJ Kurt Riley's set - the sounds of artistes like Ice Cube and Snoop Dog blaring from speakers.
He also played disco songs, one of which required patrons to follow his instructions on the dance floor.
The song required crowd participation, and Riley got as much as he bargained for, as women moved their bodies in accordance with the instructions from the DJ.
"Let me see all the ladies that can go low," Riley shouted over the microphone.
Renaissance took over at 1 a.m with veteran DJ Delano.
He started his selections with Buju Banton's interlude The Lord Is My Shepherd.
He promised the audience that his set would be fun-filled.
Delano then played selections from Buju Banton including It's Not An Easy Road and I Wanna Be Loved.
He also played Bounty Killer's The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation and Harry Toddler's Angel.
Delano was obviously in a no-nonsense mood, and he made this known by playing a series of hardcore dancehall songs. Each went down well with the crowd, as he was rewarded with whistles and roars of approval.
Some of the songs that made a good impression were Call The Hearse by Bush Man and Bounty Killer's War Lord Nuh Business.
At 1:30 a.m, he got the ladies involved by playing songs dedicated to them, such as General Degree's Think It Ago Guh Suh.
He then teased the audience with Popcaan's Clean - the crowd erupting at the taste of something new.
"Where my ladies at ... watch me and my ladies them," he said.
He went on to play Bounty Killer's Dem Leave The World Inna Suspense remix.
Delano was in his element, and speaking of element, one important element of the '90s was the musical war between Bounty Killer and Beenie Man.
Delano took the patrons down memory lane by playing songs such as Riding West by Bounty Killer, before playing Beenie Man's counteraction.
Following the lyrical warfare, it was again all about the ladies as Delano heated up his turntables with Go Go Wine, Dancehall Queen, and If Him Lef.
He also teased them with Vybz Kartel's Bike Back.
The Gleaner left the venue minutes after 2 a.m. during Delano's soca segment.
The patrons were all actively participating, dancing to the sound of songs such as Tiney Winey, Wine and Touch Yuh Toes and Ring Road.