Saturdays ATD(at the devon)/spades lounge Nov.26.2016

If you’re looking for mood lighting and a tranquil surrounding with a good glass of wine or beer as you laugh and chat with your friends, then Saturday at the Devon could be your place.

Located at Devon house at the Mahogany tree Bar, you pay $1000 to enter, then you hit up the bar for your choice of alcoholic beverages (price not cheap) with tables and seating for groups.

There is music, and although it’s moderately loud, but you can still chat among your peers. Aside from the bar under the tree, there is space on the inside for lots more people and dancing but sadly tonight didn’t bring out a big crowd, probably due to the long list of events happening that night.   Continue reading

BFN xams launch @Cru bar Nov.19.2016

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review because you know, life and all, but on my nightly adventures this time I ended up at The CRU Bar for the party series called BFN.

Now if you’re looking for consistent high energy music, filled with girls dancing and whining up themselves this is NOT that kinda party. What you will find though is a lot of eye candy and you have to be well dressed. This is a rule that’s enforced unless you’re well known.

There were no complaints from me though because it was to be expected. I just always wanted to visit this place. What I didn’t expect was the ridiculous cover charge of $3,000 to enter which would explain the long men’s line i encountered as persons where trying to verifying their names. Continue reading

Aces @Spades lounge Oct. 14.2016

Spades Lounge is one of the many bars/lounges located in the Kingston area. Even though they’ve been open for awhile they have only recently become one of the top spots to party on a Friday night with their party series “Aces”.

Appropriately named, it had a club vibe with high energy music. Entry is $2000 for men and $1500 for females but you can get an invitation to pay a reduced price at the gate.It was also Appleton mix inclusive at the bar.

We arrived around 12am to be greeted by a long line of patrons waiting to get their invitations scanned to go inside. The place wasn’t packed but had a good crowd spread across. That was to change later in the night.

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Footloose 1oth anniversary Aug 27.2016

After an island wide black out left many party goers like my self wondering if the nights events would be cancelled, it was a relief to know that Footloose: Another Premier Oldies party was still on.

Gates were to be opened at 10:00pm and by that time most of the corporate area had gotten back power and when I did I was straight out the door.

When I arrived a little after 1am, outside was packed with patrons scurrying to get inside. Tickets were $1000 presold and $1,200 at the gate with ladies being  2 for 1 before midnight.

Once inside, the venue was packed,with a bar in the middle and with 3 more strategically placed around the venue. Given the late start to the night we wasted no time and hit the bar, got our drinks and found a spot.

It was an energetic crowd filled with the grown and sexy, the old who wanna feel young again and a few misplaced young ones; you could spot them by their reaction as everyone threw up gun fingers while they stood still as the DJ’s slewed patrons with the old hits of the 70s-80s. Continue reading

Reggae Sumfest July 22-23.2016

“Our music, Our festival”: the new theme for this year’s staging of Reggae Sumfest. There were no international acts in this year’s line up and only 2 nights instead of 3 so they just had a dancehall night and the new reggae night. This was a big move by the new organizers of the show and one I personally agree with staying true to the name REGGAE Sumfest.

Officially it started from the 17th of July with events leading up to the big show but I’ll stick to the main two nights that I was present for. Given the big line up of artists for both nights, it will be too much to fit in a blog so I’ll make it short and mention the artists who stood out for both nights. Continue reading

FOF (festival of floats) July 17.2016

It’s a HOT sunny Sunday and the staging of Jamaica’s first “Festival Of Floats” at the Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios … You don’t know what that is? I’ll tell you, it’s  a beach “cooler party” where you bring your igloo filled with liquor and your floats the idea is to have everyone in the water on their floats soaking up sun and rum.

Tickets were $3,500 pre sold and $4,500 at the gate. One might think that’s pricey given you bring your own alcohol but not to despair, food was included in the cost and it was quite good. You had your choice of ackee and saltfish, callaloo, stewed chicken and curry goat. If you’re wondering how you would inflate your float, not to worry as a pump was on location to handle that for a price.

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