The boat crew came in though and entertained ourselves thoroughly until performance time, and even picked up a few recruits to get on bad. Carnival Ref also bounced in with Party McFly! So the full TJJ contingent was now on board and although I had a hard time pulling Text-a-holic off of Private Ryan (I really feel her anthem for the year is "Bubble on a DJ" and is soap AND bubble if his name is Ryan. Shhhh) she managed to do some work for the night! :-)
While not as big and pumping as last year's Thursday night fete (see coverage), Cayman's own versitile DJ Selecta Renegade (who else from Cayman goes to Miami weekly to play at clubs and spins everrrrything!) had the crowd warming up. Private Ryan came on and made us boil so by the time JW and Blaze took to the stage they had the crowd in a frenzy. Carnival is reaaaallly WE TIME! and the crowd fav "Palance" just took it home! Jeffrey Wilson, a young and upcoming local artiste also blessed the mic on the night.
The Ville's reconfiguration for live shows warrants a second nod of approval though (the first time it was used was for Iwer's return last year - The Boss Is Back) all we need now is to pack the place!
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