Moving along . . . oh why oh why, all of a sudden when Destra Garcia is singing, the music is cut, the band has to stop playing and she is pleading with the Police Officer to sing for one more minute? What just happened here?
True veterans of Girl Power will always remember that Machel Montano (or some other heavy weight profile of a soca artiste) closes off Girl Power. They are always on the stage at 5:00AM telling the police officers that “we going until the sun comes up”! However, last year we saw an inclination of the power of the police, because promptly at 6:00 AM the power was cut from Machel's set. Nevertheless, he continued to have a party by singing a cappella and having his band run onto the stage and take total "advantage" of the stage. This year however, at 5:00 AM Destra Garcia and her band were still on the stage at the time of the officer's interruption. With utter shock and despair to patrons who were not only disgruntled and upset - the party HAD TO END! At 5:00 AM? Really?
I refer to past years ......
Girl Power 2008 - I Quote "Party was supposed to finish at 6:00am, but nah the everlasting HD told the police to cool it and dance went until minutes to seven in the morning. Hahahahaha. Seriously, the police give the promoters them a bligh and we went partying until sun come up. Big up d Boys in Blue! What was even more hilarious was telling neighbours, who were now getting up to sweep their yards (with cocoyea broom too), "Morning" as we got into our cars to go home!"
Girl Power 2009 - A Glimpse of 2012 maybe ...."Epic! Well you know Babylon reach tuh shut us down, but not before Bunji who was later joined by Edwin Yearwood, Benjai and Beenie Man, finished destroying the Oval. Whew! Although we're accustomed to leaving GP after the sun rises to a Machel performance, it still turned out to be a grrrreeeaaat Girl Power, rain and all!"
Girl Power 2010 - I Quote "Every year Girl Power promises to be exciting and entertaining. The party goes all the way into the morning when the sun is rising! This year was no different - Normally Machel HD brings in the sun but this year Bunji & Fay-Ann DID NOT DISAPPOINT! ... with special performances from Denise Belfon (god tha woman could bubble pon de ting) .... and of course Busy Signal who told everybody to Start Wining ... we palancing upon we head 'til morning!"
Girl Power 2011 - "We will admit as usual he sings all the way until the sun arises ... and so he did ... What was amazing though ... even when they stopped playing music ... Machel HD and the ENTIRE family I swear ... were on the stage singing and stamping a capella to "Advantage" ... it was remarkable at the pure sheer euphoria of winning a competition that has eluded him so much ... take win Boy-Boy!"
Girl Power 2012 - ..... Disappointing ... Some people did not even dance, some people did not even wine on anybody ... what was going on? I know there are/were politics at play this year but my word ... did it have to be so disgusting? When the vibe was just beginning to build it crashed ... and burnt badly ... there was no-one liming at the end of the party like every Girl Power in the past years ... it was sad and disappointing ... what curse word did not come out of patrons mouths during the time 5:00AM and 6:00AM I cannot repeat ... (I know your PR department did its duty and handled the aftermath)
Island People, we do not blame you for the issues that occurred, and you know for sure you have all the love from the TriniJungleJuice family - we are supporting through thick and thin - but we truly hope that you guys make up for this blunder next year... By now the snow ball is as huge as the big circle of the earth you guys had planted at the entrance of VIP ... Its not cool ...
A Poorly Handled event that shocked the masses and caused uncontrollable inner riots with patrons who may or may not yearn for other Fantastic Friday parties in the carnivals to come ... we hope not ...
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