The official launch of the Live 2 Party JA Media Outlet took off on September 11, 2010. The sound man started stringing up half hour late at 6:30pm. After grilling through scattered showers all day, nothing was stopping the hype brewing for kick off at 7pm. Every member of L2PJa was on deck, ensuring that things were smooth sailing all night. Food was already leaving the grill by the time the selector played the first note. At 8pm, a small crowd was eating and drinking perched atop the low wall columns enjoying the early juggling. For L2PJa, it was time to get it together or fall apart; for the behind the scenes fireworks were ablaze, but Klik was taking no BS.
As advertised, the complimentary dinner buffet ran from 7pm to 10pm. Attendees choose from Curry Goat, Brown Stew Chicken, Jerk/BBQ Chicken, Manish Water Soup, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, White Rice and Rice & Peas. A complimentary Fruit Beverage washed that down and a stocked bar, with price ranging from $50JM to $300JM a cup, was available with these selections: Patron Silver, Hennessey VS, Appleton Special, Smirnoff Apple Vodka, Rum Bar, Magnum Tonic Wine, Red Label Wine, Guinness, Red Stripe and various canned beverages.
Once the dinner aspect closed off at 10:30, it was time for everyone to freshen up and join the patrons out front jamming to the music. By 11pm the crowd had grown bigger, so I paid my love to the attendees by giving a deserving guy from each group a sexy whine. This started to build the vibes, as the liquor start buss up inna ppl head and dem start tek to the ground. Daggering and Staggering is a Spanish Town ting and since a Spain we did deh it was everywhere. Chiney, Bright Eyes and dem crew gave men a HARD time as they took it to the dance floor after hours of prompting from the selector.
Ever so often, Klik, who was holding down the bar, would tackle an unsuspecting man to back it up pon him. Jus look how she a gwaan pon di selector below
At roughly 12:30am, wi fire up back di stove and allowed late patrons a chance to grub down on the food that was left. Some ate, others wrapped there’s to go but of course this didn’t mean the party did done. In fact, a young artiste from the area, Ruttu, asked to take the microphone. He ripped it, as the crowd beat down everything dem coulda touch. As he continued, other up and comers to the biz timidly took the stage. The lights were requested off, (sorry no vidz from this point), and a so di stage get rush, as the microphone moved from hand to hand for about another hour.
Ruttu, Sam Sharpe, Bright Eyes, Ras Fras – Jahisreal, Lion Eye and Deablo from Jop, who came and closed the show, were the standouts that had the crowd railing up with forwards, cheering and singing along. After another 40 minutes of music, the selector slowly wrapped thing up at 2:30am. No police no cum touch wi ting. Klik was ready to call it a night cause ppl start drop a ground like fly when di Henny and Patron start buss up inna dem head. As guest exited my home, some asked the question on everyone’s mind.
Is dis a weekly ting, wen is di NEX one? BYOB HOUSE PARTY ON MY RETURN TO JA IN XMAS!
Big Up to Everyone who came through.
Deablo JOP, thanks mi parre bad ppl seh so MOVE.
Shout out to all the L2PJa in attendance: