Summer Splash 2015 featuring Dancehall Star Gage was supposed to be the official kickoff to the summer season in for students in San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago but instead became pandemonium or fan-demounium resulting in the Police shutting down the event before it could begin.
Scheduled to perform at the Creative Arts Center on Circular Road in San Fernando on Saturday June 20th, Gage was contracted by Fire House Promotions to perform for his audience of 500 students, but instead as many as 5,000 people showed up from all over the island. “It was crazy” said Gage, “when we arrived there were so many fans screaming my name outside that we couldn’t get inside. It was crazy.”
The Star, whose recent hit songs include “Kitty Kat,” “Put it Yasso,” and “Culu Culu” is known to have millions of fans around the world and across the Caribbean, with a particular concentration in Trinidad. This performance is the 3rd time the artist has performed there for the year with each show selling out.
Overwhelmed by the chaos created by the star, San Fernando Police were called in to bring the excessive crowd under control. Realizing there were too many fans present, the Police department erred on the side of caution and shut down the event before it could begin. One patron, Dee Dee said “too many people showed up to see Gage and the thing got out of control.” Not one to disappoint his fans, Gage took photos with fans and promised to return when the promoter rescheduled the show.
No one was injured but the ambulance was called for the promoter who passed out.
Gage returned to Jamaica on Monday June 22nd, 2015; he artist will perform at Reggae Sumfest on Dancehall Night, Thursday July 16th, 2015 in Montego Bay at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex.