Campari delivers ghoulish experience at Ribbiz
Campari's Cosmopolitan Saturdays at the Ribbiz Ultra Lounge delivered Halloween fun last weekend, as patrons experienced a jam-packed venue with spine-chilling, lifelike Halloween decor. Patrons enjoyed special Campari mixes all night, keeping Ribbiz's team of servers and bartenders on their feet.
The DJs for the fright night experience included DJ Chaddy G and DJ Kryptic. Both thrilled the mammoth crowd with hit after hit.
DJ Chaddy G enticed the thrill-seeking patrons with his opening hardcore dancehall set, including early hits by Vybz Kartel.
Noticeably absent from his set were the use of dubs, much to the approval of patrons who sung verbatim along with their favourites.
After the 1:30 a.m. mark, DJ Kryptic moved to the controls where he continued the musical onslaught. His change to hip hop/trap music added to the already intense club atmosphere.
Through the occasional break in music, patrons could be heard loudly demonstrating their rap prowess. For the women, Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' was the rap anthem of the night.
French maids, tigers, mad scientists and Nicki Minaj lookalikes were among the characters portrayed by attendees as Ribbiz opened its doors to otherworldly costume designs.
Not to be left out were patrons not parading costumes, with many others opting to abide by Ribbiz dress code, stylishly elegant.
Tiaras and balloons were a surprising staple as the lounge played host to a number of birthday girls. This proved to be one of the most memorable but frightening birthday experiences.
Kamal Bankay, entertainment curator at Ribbiz, was elated with the turnout, saying that patrons enjoyed getting into character for the night.
"Halloween is still a relatively new celebration in Jamaica. As our culture intertwines with others in the Western world, we are adopting more and more practices that some patrons love. Ribbiz is all about creating different experiences for guests, this is just another way to do so," Bankay said.