ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Organisers reported on Sunday morning that between 3,500 and 4,500 patrons attended “Girl Power” over the weekend – an endorsement for the first-time activity.
The initiative of The Marketing Machine and The Source is the first in a trilogy of pre-carnival fetes dubbed Soca Therapy.
Most wearing different shades Pink, patrons flocked to Millers by the Sea to celebrate the talents of natives Tanzania ‘Tizzy’ Sebastian, Jashan Hughes, Claudette Peters and Trinidadian Patrice Roberts.
The large crowd may have come as a blessing to organisers but some patrons complained of an overcrowded situation which made it difficult for them to move around and presented headaches for drinks and food.
These concerns were quickly forgotten when Soca lovers were treated to a slew of hits ranging from Kerwin Du Bois’ Bacchanalist to Edwin Yearwood’s Pump Me up, to Patrice Roberts’ Slow Wine.
Soca Therapy, will also feature two other fetes: the LOL cooler fete on June 30 and Red Eye on July 21.