Davina Henry, Gleaner Writer
As was expected, non-stop dancing and a steady line at the bar counters were the order of the night at Yesterday best of the '90s, held at the New Mas Camp Saturday night.
The oldies party attracted a massive turnout of individuals from various age groups who grooved the night away to the oldies selections.
When The Gleaner team arrived, Kurt Riley's set was already in full swing, with patrons singing along to Freddie McGregor's Big Ship and Gregory Isaac's Night Nurse. The tempo of Riley's selections changed soon after, much to the delight of the ladies and their partners.
Daddy Screw's Model Pon Yuh One Time Man had women turning the dance floor into a catwalk. The men were not to be outdone as Shabba Ranks' Bedroom Bully saw them assuming the 'daggering' position with the ladies.
Riley moved on, transitioning to soca songs such as Tiny Winey by Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, along with Square One's Kitty Cat and Turn It Around.
Patrons had now worked up a sweat and were anticipating the selections of Bass Odyssey.
Slowing down the tempo a bit, the St Ann-based sound had patrons coupling up with songs like Wayne Wonder's Saddest Day Of My Life, Wayne Wade's Love You Too Much, and Sanchez's Missing You Now. By this time, the couples had retreated from the dance floor and into the shadows.
Proclaiming that they were the Bounty Killer sound, Bass Odyssey followed up with a slew of The Warlord's hits. They ended their set on a high note with the gospel medley titled Gospel Time by Beenie Man.
By this time, it was almost 2 a.m, and patrons were still not ready to leave. DJ Delano from Renaissance took over the turntables and from then on it was non-stop dancing.
Beenie Man's Gal Inna Bungle and Stevie Wonder's Part Time Lover were hits with patrons.
Patrons showed no signs of being tired and were front and centre of the dance floor when songs such as Footlose, Cha Cha Slide, and Rocking Robin were played.
One of the biggest forwards of the night also came from Macarena, with some patrons struggling to remember the moves.
At minutes to 3 a.m., patrons were still dancing up a storm.