To go or not go! I hadn’t even read the report that was discussing whether or not to support Jah Cure by going to his show considering that he was convicted for rape until i saw Madbulls post on this. Not that i condone criminality but let us assume that he has regretted the act and learnt his lesson (that is if he did it as there was talk that it wasn’t rape….but that is a whole other post) ….performing is how he makes his living….should we therefore stop someones ability to earn when he re-enters society after serving time, what would that do to our society???? …but i wonder if it was my daughter/sister/friend that was raped…..i guess the feelings would depend on which side of the coin one is sitting….Now onto the show itself………

I got there about 9:30 ish feeling GREAT!!!!! about the night because I had just taken several pictures with Taurus Riley (you all know who he is:-) as he was staying at the same hotel that i was at) For all I care I didn’t need to even go to the show again πŸ™‚ …..Anyway when we (my girlfriend and her sister who were here covering (yeah right) the show from ATL) got there the new upcoming (translation – no name artists) were performing on stage…….Now my biggest problem with shows like this, is they spend sooooooo much time introducing these no-namer, and trust me, i understand that is how they have to be introduced….but instead of giving them 1/2hr each, how about 10 minutes of time….people don’t pay their money to come and see them……anyway they threw in a few people during that time, Junior X, our big rising star Chris Martin (who looks like he has been working out a bit), Bling dog…..There was one artist (don’t memba the name) who came out in his full cricket gear……bat and all….i guess since we were in the stadium in Trelawny which was built and used for Cricket world cup…..Anyway, the first “big name” artist/group, Morgan Heritage came on at about 3:30 and performed for 20 min……let me tell you the people were climbing over and through the rails which separated the VIP/backstage area, why we must stay so??…..Yes people i was backstage so up was right up under the stage:-) and Stunner/Bobby, I left my camera at the hotel but i shud be getting some pictures/video clips later this week and will add them to the post then….After Morgan Heritage, who got a good 20 mintutes of performance they packed in all the big name performers between 4am and 7am, so imagine Junior Reid, Queen Ifrica, Coco tea, Cecile, Fantan Moja, Capelton (with matching shoes and dress), Little Hero, Richie Stephens, Gyptian, Richie Spice, Chuck Fender, TAURUS RILEY (he performed for about 9 minutes he came on at 5:40am, bwoy i really have a problem with this man don’t I, he has a gorgeous smile and a very nice personality, like i know him….), Wayne Marshall, Ninja man, I-Wayne, Bounty, Sizzla and nuff others….There was no Beres although he was billed to be there…..he was at the same hotel i was at though….but i digress……So you see, i don’t think we heard one good song from anyone of them, just pieces and nuff nuff pull ups…..Beenie Man also got a good amount of stage time he came on at about 6:30 ish and finished close to 7…..he brought his little son on stage to perform…..no mention at all of Da angel πŸ™‚ …..Anyway the man of the moment came on at a little after 7 releasing 3 doves (well birds, don’t know if they were doves) dressed in white, down to the white timberland shoes……..He voice sounds just like his album but he was not much of an entertainer….kinda stiff on stage (him caan wine, he tried a little thing but it did stiff)….I guess it is all kinda new though cause most of his songs were done while he was in prison so him not so used to the stage performing thing yet……There was a guy who came on with him though……weird looking fellow, in a long robe, holding a piece of hair and a big nose ring…uhm (obeahman perhaps) will have to put up a pic of him so you can see what i am talking about….he was freaking out my friend! Anyway show finished at about 8…i got back to the hotel at about 9 and did not sleep until 8:30 last night…..Man..i am getting too old for this night life πŸ™‚ … Read today that Jigsy King got arrested and so he should, he was very graphic and cussing the police and would not come off the stage when he was supposed to…do the artist think those things are cute??? The stadium was not all that packed, but then t would take a good crowd to fill that place, plus it was a holiday weekend with a lot of other stuff going on and also it was plenty rains in the days before the event……. Anyway will add the link to the Atlanta report as well as some pictures and hopefully some videos later……In the meantime my brother has set up a company to do live video streaming (dont really know all the full details yet) but he and his crew was there working too…you can get more info from the website is hardcorereggae.com

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