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January 30, 2013
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Campari Mello Vibes had patrons rocking
Curtis Campbell, Star Writer


Mello Vibes Party,held at New Mas Camp, Stadium North on Saturday night January 26, 2013. - Winston Sill / Freelance Photographer


Mello Vibes Party,held at New Mas Camp, Stadium North on Saturday night January 26, 2013. - Winston Sill / Freelance Photographer

From as early as 11:30 p.m., Campari Mello Vibes was booming with success. The promoters already had a huge gathering and the bartenders were already quite busy maintaining a steady flow of liquor.

The music was all retro, so there was no need to save the latest songs for last. So hits like Billy Jean by Michael Jackson were already blaring from the sound system early on.

mixed audience

What was also noticeable about this staging was that the audience was largely mixed. One would expect to see mostly middle-age and older patrons. However, patrons appearing to be in their early 20s also streamed out on Saturday night to have a blast.

Songs like Rock the Boat had patrons jumping with childish glee.

"You know we are having fun everybody," the DJ said, before playing Family Affair by Shabba Ranks.

The atmosphere was indeed a family affair, judging from the number of adults and youths who shared in the fun.

Michael Jackson's Thriller got its customary response and many patrons challenged each other at doing the classic Moonwalk.

Dj Crazy Chris took over the turntables after midnight, starting his set with the gospel single, Give Praise.

After receiving a favourable reception, he went on to play soca music, selecting singles like Butterfly, Let Me Hold You and several songs from the catalogue of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.

Soon it was time for more reggae, and the DJ started off with the king himself, Bob Marley. The single Who The Cap Fit had patrons singing like a choir. This was followed by Gregory Isaacs' I don't Wanna Be Lonely and Bob Marley's Iron Like a Lion.

Kurt Riley came next and landed the Mello Vibes party safely by delivering some hardcore dancehall from the likes of Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Terro Fabulous, among others.

At 3 a.m., while THE STAR team made their exit, the music was still pumping and patrons seemed uninterested to leave Campari Mello Vibes.

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