Source – Jamaica Geaner
Date Published – Monday 1st April 2013
Writer – Carl Gilchrist
Shurwayne Winchester was the icing on the cake as the curtains came down on Smirnoff Beach J’Ouvert at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary on Saturday.
The double Road March champion from Trinidad and Tobago was at his soca best, lasting an hour-and-a-half on stage, during which time he welcomed Farmer Nappy, after following Patrice Roberts who opened the show.
It might have been the biggest crowd at the event – counting cars – and this translated into a massive crowd.
Navigating through the crowd of paint-soaked bodies was like trying to escape from a bomb-ravaged paint factory. Everyone was pretty on Saturday, thanks to the array of colours brought on by the ad hoc paint job done on just about every patron.
If you weren’t pretty in paint, you weren’t partying it seems.
The energy level was unbelievable. Spurred on by the never ending flow of alcoholic beverages and the uncompromising vibes being generated, it was unbridled and unadulterated fun as thousands rallied to each beat of exciting soca songs. Carnival at its best.
“Smirnoff Beach J’Ouvert has potential to become an international event,” one patron suggested to The Gleaner.
It was the final event before Bacchanal J’Ouvert at Mas Camp on Friday (April 5) and Winchester made sure it was a special occasion. Click here for full article