Wet-N-Wild makes a splash

Thursday, August 09, 2018

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Dream Weekend's Wet-N-Wild was its usual crowd-puller on Sunday at Kool Runnings Waterpark in Negril. The sold-out event featured live performances from acts like Yanique “Curvy Diva” Barrett, Ding Dong, and Konshens. The last, who has not performed in Jamaica since the new year, said he would not miss the occasion.

“Wet-N-Wild a naturally my party from long time; me own it, enuh. So big up to Dream Weekend and the Dream Weekend family. All now dem nuh pay me fi the rights fi Wet-N-Wild — a my party man, years we a perform 'pon dis,” Konshens told the Jamaica Observer after his lively set.

The Turn Me On singjay was sure to cater to the females with tracks like I'm Coming and Bad Gal, mixing it in with conscious-themed singles like Realest Song and Real Friends. Patrons continued to rave, others “bussing water blanks” when he later performed Dream Weekend, a collaboration with Ding Dong.

Despite technical glitches, Konshens said he enjoyed performing for the energetic mass.

“It was good vibes. I mean there was some technical difficulties where di tracks dem nah work and man haffi a lock off dis and that, but you done know, we nuh care. People come fi party and we deh yah a hold a vibes,” he said.

Among performers were also producer/deejay Rvssian and Chi Chi Ching, who appeared for a few minutes. Patrons were free to move between two party areas which provided different DJs but parallel vibes throughout the event. On the wheels of steel were Tony Matterhorn, Bishop Escobar, Illusion Sound, Willy Chin, among others.

Kamal Bankay, director at Dream Entertainment, gave his praises for the event.

“We're sold out today at 9,000 people. We're really happy for all the support for our 10th anniversary,” he told the Jamaica Observer. “I think Wet-N-Wild is one of the biggest parties in the world and definitely the biggest pool party in the world. Maybe Guinness Book of Records will come here next year and officially ratify it for us that we are the biggest pool party in the world, right here in Jamaica.”

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