Sunday, December 27, 2015

Police Shut Down STING 2015, Artiste Says Show Was A 'Disorganized Disaster'

In keeping with its theme, From Then Till Now, the 2015 staging of STING held at Jam World promised performances from a plethora of veteran entertainers interspersed with several high riding new talents.

However, the announcement of no official clashes, a premise on which the show was originally built had many wondering if the controversial dancehall event had lost its STING and based on what transpired Saturday night many fans are of that view. 

Unfolding on Saturday evening the Portmore based show was plagued with a number of hiccups from the outset especially relating to performance times for the various acts. Aside from some lukewarm and lackluster sets the issue was further compounded as the thousands in attendance got a bombshell of a surprise in the wee hours of Sunday morning when the event was shut down by the police.

The abrupt end resulted in patrons who were waiting patiently for hours not seeing their favourite stars in action. A number of notable names not performing including: Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Ninja Man, Gully Bop among others. 'Hot It Up' singer Razor B who was also billed was not afforded the opportunity to entertain his fans either, the young talent while speaking in a radio interview afterwards said the event was a 'disorganized disaster'.

"I have been coming to STING for many years and this is by far the worst one it was very disorganized, it was a disaster" - the entertainer said.

Regarded as the greatest one night reggae show on earth, STING in its 32nd staging featured iconic reggae singer Frankie Paul who has not performed locally in years. Other entertainers billed for were Mr. Lexx, Peter Metro, Turbulance, Khago, Tony Curtis, Flourgon, Razor B, Junior Cat, Terry Ganzie, Silver Cat, Major Mackerel, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Ninja Man and Gully Bop among others.

The organisers are yet to issue a statement as to what transpired resulting in the premature end.