ST JOHN’S, Antigua – When party lovers attended Wet Fete on Friday night, some of them expected to get wet.
Equipped with bathing suits and swimming trunks, they not only got wet, they were drenched.
That night the sky gave several warnings and finally, about 2:36 am on Saturday, executed its threat, pouring 20 minutes of heavy storm-like showers on the audience at Plantation at Fort James.
Even those who attended as spectators were quickly full participants, albeit involuntarily.
The rain, a normally unwelcome weather phenomenon at outdoor events, was welcomed by organisers, who feared revellers had not gotten into the mode of the event.
Although people scrambled for shelter under tents, trees and promotional banners, they soon realised that they were no match for the rain and gusty winds and gradually conceded.
No question, at least this once, rain turned out to be a major plus for Arrive Alive Promotions’ presentation of H20 Wet Fete.
In case the rain didn’t have the desired effect, two fully loaded water trucks dispersed its content over patrons. There was a foam machine and an inflatable swimming pool as well, not to mention patrons walked with their own toys to include water guns, water balloons and basins.
All this helped fuel a sterling performance from Jamaican Dance Hall star Mr Vegas, the night’s headline performer.
(More in today’s Daily OBSERVER)