Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Event coordinators Diedrick Pology and Miguel Reid have collaborated to host the second staging of Detour. The food-and-drink-inclusive party will be staged on the third floor of the National Housing Trust (NHT) car park, New Kingston, tomorrow.
According to Diedrick, this staging is about raising the bar, and Detour promises to stand out.
"We are not just hoping to top last year's staging. We are also aiming for something new and to raise the bar. So, as the name suggests, we would like all party lovers to 'detour' from whatever you have planned this weekend and come share in the Detour experience," he said.
The party was also hosted in New Kingston last year, but at another location. For 2013, the promoters decided to change the venue in an effort to complement this year's food-and-drink-inclusive element.
Not the typical type
"This year, we want to bring out that club vibe. However, this is not the typical-type club vibe. This is about comfort, frolicking and entertainment. It's not regularly that patrons are exposed to club events that are both food-and-drink inclusive. So I am pretty sure that this experience is something that will definitely go down well with our patrons; plus, the price is unbeatable," Diedrick said. He said there will be a variety of food and beverages at the party.
The promoter also stressed the strong female pulling factor and the image women are expected to embody, as the party's theme is 'Sexiness Unleashed'.
"The event will be very sexy. We have a sexy female oriented theme, 'Sexiness Unleashed', and we are looking to see females in their halter backs and pumps, because this is the Halter Back and Pumps Edition. So ladies, come out bring a friend and make Detour your weekend event," Diedrick said.
The party starts at 9 p.m. and is slated to end at 4 a.m. DJs booked to play inlcude Chromatic, Arif Cooper and DJ Flabba Dabba.
"I think the line-up is very strong. Flabba Dabba is hot in the streets right now, Chromatic is very active in the party circles, and Arif Cooper is the hottest DJ in the college circles right now. So we have the right mix of DJs. The food is being prepared by top chefs and, of course, the liquor is top-notch, so the only thing left to do is turn out and have a good time," the promoter said.
Tickets for Detour can be purchased at Xtras Mall Plaza, Chery's Park Plaza, Salon Splurt (UWI), UTech Students' Union, and Superior Honda on Hagley Park Road. The venue will be protected by police personnel as well as specially hired bouncers.
Admission to Detour, the food and-drink-inclusive party, will cost patrons $1,200 presold and $1,500 at the gate.