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Destra hints at calling it quits - Ignites final night of Bacchanal Fridays

Published:Tuesday | April 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Miss Kitty, The Fluffy Diva, dances during her MC routine at Bacchanal Fridays on the weekend. - Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
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The crowd at Mas Camp for Bacchanal Fridays is completely enthralled by the performance of Destra Garcia at this season's last outing.
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Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

Fans of Trinidadian bacchanal Queen, Destra Garcia, may have seen her for the final time in Jamaica.

The legendary socaphile, who gave an amazing performance at Bacchanal Fridays last weekend, is a first-time mother and said that while she loves soca and performing, taking care of her little one would soon become her main focus.

There were signs from very early that Destra's performance was going to be something to remember, it was as if fans knew it as well, packing Mas Camp by 11:30 p.m. In fact, even after it was filled, revellers kept pouring into Mas Camp, many in the hopes of catching the Queen of Bacchanal in action.

Deejay Kurt Riley was on the turntables and kicked things into gear with a slew of soca hits from Machel Montano, Destra and Skinny Fabulous.

Even dancehall's very own Konshens was thrown into the mix, his soca song, Push it Back, was well received by the audience.

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Among the biggest hits of Riley's set was Mr Killa's Rolly Polly. The minute the deejay hit play on his turntables, Mas Camp was in a frenzy.

Apparently not able to help himself, Riley teased the crowd when he drew on RDX's Jump, throwing more dancehall into the mix, much to the delight of the partygoers.

Though an unlikely song choice at a soca event, Jah Bouks' Call Angola was a crowd pleaser.

Emcee and Digicel brand ambassador Miss Kitty was also present for the final night, and in her usual style, got the crowd amped up even further.

'The Fluffy Diva' incited a dance contest, asking a man and woman to join her onstage. The participants joined in an unlikely dance-off for a brand new Samsung S5, courtesy of sponsors, Digicel.

Keen on not letting the audience wait too long, Miss Kitty introduced the Queen of Bacchanal shortly after midnight.

The queen made her presence known from the get-go, starting her set with her 2013 hit, Call My Name. So said, so done. Soon there weren't many inside Mas Camp not shouting her name.

Destra turned the crowd inside out with a slew of soca hits that had the large audience of mostly Jamaicans gyrating to infectious soca beats.

Proving herself an all-round performer, Destra brought a lucky man onstage to dance with her.

The very agile entertainer thoroughly thrilled the crowd with that performance before calling her protégé, Silva, to the stage.

The young entertainer held his own, and kept the energy high throughout the rest of the set. He was well received by the bacchanal gathering, but received his biggest forwards when he performed Rolly Polly, to which Destra invited a 'Fluffy' girl to dance with the entertainer to test how well he could "handle himself".

Proving himself capable, Silva not only handled the 'fluffy' woman, but also managed the original Fluffy Diva who joined in the performance.

The Queen's one-hour set was well appreciated and when she exited the stage at approximately 1:30 a.m., it was clear partygoers were not ready for her to go.