MAPS rains in loyalists
The event also carried a Cabana element where some patrons purchased home-made tents where they hosted their liquor and close friends.
Dancehall, pop and soca music, accompanied by synchronised flashing lights lured scores of eager participants to draw closer to the stage. While those who dared to venture into the huge pool jumped and frolicked in childish manner.
DJs Flabba Dabba, Ikel Marvellous and Coppershot, turned up the heat while the showers taunted the patrons at intervals. However they were resolute and many stood their ground dancing while the rain drizzled atop their heads.
Many went wild as their selections were played, indulging in the rain and the bar, all in the name of good fun. For a few patrons especially those in the Cabanas, it got a little out of hand and they left the venue to escape the water which soaked through the sheets used to create roofing for the Cabanas.
All in all, Smirnoff MAPS was money well spent and at minutes after 10 p.m. when the promoter was forced to give in and allow the inclement weather to take its course, no patron complained, since the entertainment was solid from as early as 7 p.m.
Recording artistes Chi Ching Ching, Denyque and Beenie Man were present at the event. Chi Ching Ching handled his business on the microphone while Beenie Man shared photos with fans. However Denyque was more into the raving and she was spotted dancing, playing with beach balls and partaking into just about every activity.