PATRONS who turned out in droves for drink-inclusive beach party series Chug It, two Sunday's ago, were left on a high note.
The day-to-night event saw party-goers arriving in their numbers, flocking to the drink-inclusive bars as they enjoyed early selections from DJ Johnny Cool, Kryptic Live, Fyahmatic, DJ Mindless, and Ricky Fresh. Females ditched their sandals to strike poses with their friends along the shoreline, waving their mugs high in the air in response to the musical selections.
As the sun descended on the shores of Sugarman's Beach in Portmore, Chug It patrons moved closer to the stage to gear up for the featured acts.
With the energy permeating through the crowd, Iwaata took to the stage first, to reel off hits like Footplay, Airport and Clip Tall which found favour from the crowd. Females at the front of the stage gripped the deejay's clothing and pulled him into the crowd to loud cheers.
Viral dancehall sensation Valiant took to the stage amidst screams from thousands of patrons, chanting "Dunce" in response to his opening lines. Females positioned themselves atop the backs and shoulders of their partners and even on top of coolers to get a better view of the entertainer. Electrified by his presence, party-goers raised their phone lights to the air. "Fada Dipo" did not disappoint as patrons sang along to his repertoire of trending hits. The artiste unleashed his newly minted portfolio of singles, like Speed Off, North Carolina, St. Mary, Siance, Cut all Loses, and his most popular hit with the crowd, Dunce Cheque.
"The recent staging of Chug It is definitely one to remember. The energy from the crowd was palpable and the organisers are extremely pleased that everyone who came out received the experience Chug It is known for," said Vanassa Mezger, PR and communications manager, Chug it.
She continued: "Iwaata and Valiant delivered energetic performances to a very eager audience who were thrilled to see the fast-rising talents perform live. The organisers and staff worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure that it was smooth sailing from start to finish, holding true to presenting an entertainment package for the masses that can't be matched."