Mr Killa causes ‘pandemonium’
Despite heavyweights like Machel Montano and Shaggy, it was Mr Killa's performance that left the audience in awe at Pandemonium held at the LIME Golf Academy in New Kingston on Thursday night.
"It was wicked. I looked out into the crowd and saw everyone's mouth was open," Mr Killa told the Jamaica Observer.
The Rolly Polly singer enhanced his ode to plump women by inviting the 'rolliest of pollys' on to the stage after putting on an energetic dancing display. Unable to find what he termed as a 'Category Five' female, he settled for a Category One and showed fans he was able to replicate his moves in his music video. His continuous display of fitness and 'bravery' had the audience cheering through his performance.
One of Pandemonium's organisers, Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell, said the two-year-old festival has grown.
"I'm happy. We had a bigger turnout despite moving to Thursday, and even though the next day is a work day the energy was unbelievable," he said.
The international recording artiste said the date shift in this year's staging was done to avoid clashes with other established Carnival events.
"I believe we can all co-exist and the plan is to expand the brand," Burrell said.
Pandemonium offers a blend of reggae and soca. Patrons responded well to opening act Machel Montano, especially the female fans. He rolled through his string of hits including Possessed, Mr Fete, Junction and She Coming before being eventually joined on stage by the lovely Patrice Roberts, who did A Little Wine. Farmer Nappy got in on the action next with Big People Party.
"The most important thing is that the fans felt the energy," Montano told the Observer.
His set started the paint throwing with The Fog. Things got even more 'painty' when Shaggy brought the reggae vibe with his stable of songs like Mr Boombastic and Oh Carolina. Montano then joined in for their super soca hot Toro Toro, before they both headed old-school with various Byron Lee favourites.