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February 4, 2014
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Big turnout for Footloose the 'Skimpy Edition'
Shereita Grizzle, STAR Reporter



It was a full house at the New Mas Camp at the National Stadium, St Andrew, as the Red Stripe Beer Footloose - the Skimpy Edition, got under way on Saturday night.

The STAR team arrived at the venue at 11 p.m., and the Stadium's car park noticeably reached its capacity, as patrons came out early for a night of good music and pure fun.

Showing some skin was the order of the night, as scores of females packed the venue dressed in their 'skimpiest' outfits, clearly following the night's theme.

Dj Marvin and his partner, Snipper, got the crowd warmed up for a night of high energy, as they kicked the early segment off with hits such as Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go and Bad Mama Jama by Carl Carlton. He then switched things up with a smooth transition into some classic reggae hits from the likes of Beres Hammond and Gregory Isaacs, while paying homage to the late Dennis Brown, among others.

Barrington Levy and Bounty Killer's Dangerously and Captain Barkey's Go Go Wine received heavy forwards from female patrons as they danced up a storm inside the venue just before switching to some old Dancehall hits from Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Chaka Demus and Pliers, among others.

It was now 1:30 a.m., and ZJ Liquid made his way to the selector's booth. The energy was turned up as the experienced selector amped things up with numerous selections from Buju Banton that had partygoers giving thanks and saluting the Creator.

He then turned his attention to the females with hits such as Tanya Stephen's Handle The Ride and Lady Saw's Sycamore Tree. Making reference to non-Jamaicans in the audience and his ability to cater to all types of people, Liquid whet the appetites of the hip-hop lovers with hits from the late Biggie Small and Tupac Shakur, which had patrons firing blanks into the night sky.

It was clear the Mas Camp crowd just couldn't get enough, because at 2 a.m., partygoers were nowhere near ready to leave, and so the music played on.

Title sponsors, Red Stripe, must have been pleased with the turnout and happy to be a part of the event. Assistant brand manager, Red Stripe, Toni-Ann Reid, said great music and a good vibe were things to expect, and the night's DJs did not disappoint. "It was a great opportunity to get our brand out there some more. Footloose has been with the Jamaican people for a while now, and we're pleased to be a part of this event", she said.


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