PurpleSkunz Entertainment and DJ Wayne put on a great show last night with their ‘Cream of the Crop’ stage show in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The venue was the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier, which made for a great setting for this sell-off event. There were general release tickets on pre-sale for $1,200, or $1,500 at the gate and although the pre-sold VIP tickets were advertised at $2,500 they were unavailable from the promoters or ticket outlets prior to the event and had to be purchased at the gate for $3,000 each.
The Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier was an ideal venue as it was secure, flat, clean and well laid out, with a visible Police presence which kept the night drama free. The general ticket area was large and there were a number of bars and food server’s plying their trade to the punters, alongside clean portable toilets which were serviced. The separate area VIP area was off to one side and included an area right in front of the stage, which made for great up close and personal viewing of my favourite artists. The VIP area had its own bar where they gave away complimentary Guinness and Nitro earlier in the evening and they also a few portable toilets. There were also a few vendors allowed inside the enclosure which was great if you wanted a snack, or horn to blow and kept up the great Jamaican tradition of vendors at events and shows.
Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the crowd as the line up kept us entertained all night.
Stand out performances came from I-Octane who gave the best performance for the night, where he had the crowd blazing fire, horn blowing and rocking to the music.
Romain Virgo looked stylish in a navy blue suit with polka dot jacket and gleaming white crepes and gave an outstanding performance where he rocked the crowd throughout his set.
Chronixx one of the bright stars on the scene, enthralled the crowd with his hit selling songs and Jah Cure had a new fan in the form of a Rasta toddler who was dancing and flag waving on stage in appreciation!
Movado performed last of the night and although we enjoyed his performance he didn’t seem as if he gave it his all, but maybe that was because his set was shorter?
Other acts included Iba-Mahr, Nature, Jah Bouks, Kabaka Pyramid, Dre Island, Kelissa, Keznamdi and supporting bands such as the ‘Zinc Fence Band’ and the ‘Ruff Kutt Band’.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures they were taken on a mobile (cell) phone, as my camera memory was accidentally deleted at the end of the night!