29th July 2005
Venue: Kool Haus, Toronto
Promoters: Island Style
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back in de Glow... swing your body to and fro... we moving left to right... only
WHITE we wearing tonight..." It was the 2nd installment of Island Style's
Caribana Soca Festival... GLOW TORONTO and the Kool Haus was packed
out with one set of nice woman in their sexy white outfits! And we love to see
women in all white... not just a white top and some jeans like de fellas.
When we got on the inside, Shurwayne Winchester and Traffik were already
on stage and the crowd was loving every minute of their performance. You could
see everyone flags and rags waving high in de air, and when it was time for Shurwayne's
water song, no one had any problems with gettin' wet! They finished up their set
with 2005 hit Dead
or Alive and we were likin' Shurwayne and Candy's new Matrix
moves... you know when Neo was dodging bullets! You can check out the new
Dead of Alive video right here on TJJ!
band up was Roy Cape All Stars. While they were conducting sound checks
and such, Mr. Playhouse d Starboy held down the 1s and 2s giving the crowd
all the vibes they needed. Large up all DJs on the inside. So, Roy Cape started
up their performance and three big artists graced the stage during their set...
D'Hitman, Faye-Ann Lyons and Denise Belfon. The crowd enjoyed
each artist's unique style of entertainment... D'Hitman not only delivered more
rum, but had 3 smallies on stage wining down low... Faye-Ann had everyone in the
fete naturally raise their country's flag as she sang popular 2005 hit, Wave.
And just when you thought she had the crowd all pumped up, surprise guest artist,
Bunji Garlin, graced the stage!!! The fete went clear!!! Large up Bunji
for continuing to Blaze De Fire.
Right nice, some call her 'Denise'...
others call her 'Saucy'... but on this night, she was 'Saucy WOW'!
Once again, Saucy mesmerized partygoers with her wining skills! And like she told
TJJ, you don't just learn this type of talent... you are born with it! One of
the highlights for Glow was when Saucy asked the front stage security, a older,
heavyset Caucasian fella to spank her bumsee to the beat of the music. We stick
on the pictures of this piece of action, but have it on video (we think)... so
look out for that. Classic entertainment we tell you! Next up was Destra Garcia
and Atlantik. Now, Atlantik recently lost their two front men (singers) and
they didn't seem like the Atlantik that we saw in Trinidad Carnival, or even the
Atlantik we saw a few weeks ago at Unite De Nations
4. However, this didn't hinder Destra in anyway from delivering an energetic
and crowd pleasing performance. Maximus Dan came on with Atlantik and mash
up de dance! What else yuh expect from a Soca crowd when they hear Maximus start
to sing, "Ohhh lay, oh lay, oh lay..."???!!! This one name... Kick It
Way... Dash It Way!!! Big up D'Gladiator.
Well, there is no way you can
have a Glow fete and not have Alison Hinds on the inside. It was almost
4am, and the fans were still waiting to hear the sweet voice of the Bajan Queen.
Sad to admit, but TJJ had to leave the fete before Alison's performance... and
we were really looking forward to hearing and seeing her Roll
It. Yeah, we had to head over to the other big event on the night... KOS
J'Ouvert. What's even sadder, was when we reached the Sound Emporium club,
they told us that de fete was done and all performers had already blessed de stage.
So, no Alison... no J'Ouvert! Real bummer. The only thing left to do was to link
up some corn soup and jerk chicken and head to we yard to catch whatever shuteye
we could manage before hitting d'road for the 2005
Caribana Parade. TJJ signing out for de night... well morning!
We trying to work some magic and link up some pics from KOS J'Ouvert... but don't
hold yuh breath!