[Sharingbuttons]Rebel Salute 25 was well attended and the performances were very good, even though the rain fell heavily and patrons had to buy plastic bags from hustlers, for $300 per bag, to cover their shoes, so they could walk in the mud.
The two day event was well supported; patrons got what they wanted, as on Friday night Coco Tea, Anthony B, Third World, Agent Sasco ad Tony Rebel had them going. Marcia Griffiths appeared twice on stage, as she performed with both Daville and Tony Rebel, she was truly special.
Bugle, Bushman, King Sound, Wickerman, and Jesse Royal performed well also. Chevaughn and Proghress also did well as upcoming artistes.
Romain Virgo was short and sweet on Saturday night, his performance was well received. Freddie McGregor gave a world class performance, I-Wayne was burning fire throughout his performance.
Kenyatta Hill, Leroy Gibbons and Louie Culture did not disappoint and Capelton was full of energy, just like Elephant Man, patrons forgot about the mud and danced.
Some folks said Luciano over stayed his welcome, but Beres Hammond was a site for sore eyes, when he joined Luciano on stage. He didn’t perform for very long, but everyone was glad to see him.
Sanchez, I-Octane, Gyptian, Ding Dong and Barrington Levy performed well.
The event was a success even though there were some minor glitches. It is good that the crowd stayed and supported the Reggae Festival even in the rain. It is good that the love for Reggae is still alive and well.