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High-energy Absinthe lives up to expectations

Absinthe New Year's Eve Party, held at Palisadoes Go-Kart Track, Palisadoes on Tuesday night December 31, 2013. - Winston Sill photos

Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter

Absinthe lived up to expectations of high energy and an abundance of music and liquor, at Go Kart Track, Palisadoes, Kingston, New Year's Eve.

Those in a hurry to get to the party for the countdown to the new year, was hampered by heavy traffic leading to the Harbour View round-a-bout. Nonetheless, when midnight struck, fireworks filled the air.

Inside, Coppershot Disco played quite a bit of hip-hop and early 90s dancehall songs before making way for DJ Ashile. He played Trey Songz Bottoms Up and Chris Brown's Deuces, before switching to dancehall, Mavado's Gully Side and Capleton's Slew Dem. Super Cat was also among the selections with Mud Up.

But even as Ashile played, many patrons seemed to be focused on the food, area was packed with persons forming lines to get a taste of dishes done by Patsy Lyn Caterers. More patrons began to fill up all sections of the large venue that also had large bars.

Amid the raving, there was even a surprise marriage proposal. As the couple stood on stage hugging and kissing, the selector played Jason Derulo's Will You Marry Me.

"Rude bwoy, you really owe wi enuh, cuz wi nuh do dem supm deh inna dance," selector Cutty said after the proposal.

By the time Renaissance Disco took over the turntables, there were more persons in the centre of the venue. The energy got even higher with Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, and Bruno Mars' Treasure, soca songs Palance and Togetherness. They went recent with Popcaan's Party Shotand Vybz Kartel's Ever Blessed.

Coppershot restarted with Bob Marley's Natural Mystic, but the selector got patrons in a dancing fever soon and had them doing moves like 'Bogle', 'Signal Di Plane', 'Log On', 'Higher Level' and 'Crazy Hype'. The dancing frenzy was followed by a humping frenzy to Vybz Kartel's Dumpa Truck and QQ's One Drop.

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