The combined close was not the organiser's initial plan. The five deejays were brought together as a consequence of the time allotted for later performances being severely restricted, but the concert could hardly have ended any better.
Dressed in his customary black, Bounty Killer raised the event's tempo and brought life back to the tired legs of the hundreds of patrons, who, in between several great performances, had to endure Ishawna's misfit set. It was clear she was either out of her depth or simply trying too hard in a failed bid to please the crowd.
Bounty Killer launched into his string of songs, adding social commentary to make his point. "We poor but we nah turn no body whore," he said as he castigated the Government for its treatment of the poor.
That lit up Independence Park and the crowd got more engaged with Bounty's performances before the entire venue erupted as the Warlord called on stage his one-time nemesis Beenie Man. "Whe me partner in crime deh? Whe me partner in crime deh?" Bounty demanded.
And so began a lyrical trade-off that left patrons in awe as the two reeled off a long string of hits to please their fans. If that was not enough, they were joined by Popcaan and Sizzla then Nesbeth, who did his track My Dream, the five taking turns at the microphone.