July 15, 2009
VEGAS IMPRESSES AT SUMMER REGGAE FEST IN FRANCE
Mr. Vegas kicked off his I Am Blessed European tour on July 13th with a rousing performance on a show dubbed Summer Reggae Fest at Fort de Saint Pere in France. Vegas, who had performed in France earlier this year, arrived at the venue at about 1 a.m. and hit the stage about 10 minutes later. Working on tracks, Mr. Vegas showed why he is one of the most in-demand artistes on the European show circuit each year with a high-energy set that had the audience in a flag-waving frenzy. He worked for an hour, doing a set peppered with dancehall hits Tek Weh Yuself, Raging Bull and Hot Wuk. The Raging Bull song in particular appeared to energize the audience and as he performed it, the energy level of the audience spiked as if an electric current was running through it. Vegas added the old-time dancehall favourites such as Nike Air and Heads High which are guaranteed forwards in most areas of Europe. He closed his well-received set with his most recent chart-topper, I Am Blessed, and then exited the stage to a rousing
round of applause to make way for Buju banton and his Til Shiloh band. Other acts billed who performed that night included Sister Nancy, Shinehead, Michal Prophet, General Levy, Sister Carol, Prince Malachi,
Daddy Freddy, Tairo, Mighty Ki La, Murray Man and Maracu’Jah.
Vegas performed in Italy on July 14th, after which he has a performance at the Le Mans Club in France on July 15th.. Vegas sweeps through the countryside of France, doing gigs at the Club Le Symbol in
Ploemeur on July 16th, and the Mega Macumba in Saint Jean de Luz on July 17th, before hopping over to neighhbouring Italy to perform at the Lamezia Music in Catanzaro on July 18th.