December 28, 2011
I-Octane, Virgo shine at GT Taylor show
By Simone Morgan
Kingston Jamaica - REGGAE artistes I-Octane and Romaine Virgo were the two standouts at the 12th staging of GT Taylor's Christmas Extravaganza at Independence Park, Black River, yesterday morning.
Due to the lack of proper time management, some of dancehall's highly anticipated acts got very little or no time on stage. Bounty Killa and his Alliance squad set was cut short whilst Aidonia's performance was less than two minutes. DJ Spice didn't get an opportunity to perform.
When I-Octane made his entrance on stage the patrons went into a frenzy. Aerosol spray torches were ignited and the symphony of horns and whistles was almost deafening.
Among his strings of hit songs delivered during the first 15 minutes set Mind Who Dem A Diss, Study Yu Fren Dem, Burn Dem Bridge, My Life and Loose A Friend.
During his performance, a huge fire was lit in the general section much to the disgust of several patrons.
The torches were re-lit when the Alliance and Gully Squad lead by Bounty Killer and Mavado, respectively, hit centrestage.
"Mi want dem free up Vybz Kartel as mi and him have unsettled business," said Mavado before hurling the lyrics to several hit songs such as I'm on the Rock, Starlight, Whe Dem A Do and Delilah.
Kiprich also gave fans a teaser of what to expect at Sting with the clash with Tony Matterhorn, Merciless and himself.
Before his set on stage came to a premature ending, Bounty Killer, gave his social commentary in such as Poor People Fed Up, Caan Believe Mi Eyes.
Khago, Cocoa Tea, Twins of Twins, Teflon, D'Angel, Macka Diamond, Lutan Fyah, Chuck Fenda and Zamunda gave a good account of themselves.
Source: Jamaica Observer