Sting 2010 a mixed bag

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Sting 2010 was a mixed bag, with dismal crowd, some artistes who could have stayed home and others whose performances the crowd couldn’t get enough of.
The night’s stand-out acts were Sizzla Kalonji, Chuck Fenda, Richie Spice, comedians Food Kartel and Tanto Blacks and the combination with Beenie Man, Agent Sasco and Kip Rich. On the female side, those artistes who entertained the crowd were Lady Saw, who gave a superb performance, Etana, and Ce’cile.
There was some disappointment that the collaboration between Beenie Man and Bounty Kiler didn’t take place because Killer left Jamworld without performing, leaving his fans to wonder what had happened, as no explanation was given by the promoters for his absence.
Also absent were Aidonia and D’Angel, again, no reason was given why they were no-shows at the Boxing Day show.
The duo of Reggae Queen and DJ Face on stage sorting out their differences proved a lw point of the evening. The two didn’t have a clean thought and they were ushered off the Sting stage to clean up their filthy act.
Lisa Hyper got the first boo of the evening and shortly after left the stage. Also, minutes after she entered centrestage, the LIME signpost in the VIP section came crashing down on patrons, sending them scampering for cover and injuring dancehall personalities Bull Puss and producer/manager, Q 45.
The man of the moment on the international scene, Gyptian, failed to make the impact he should have; Khago was a very slow starter but managed to score with his final two songs; I-Octane did his set in the wrong order and had a up and down performance; Future Fambo gave a decent performance and Romain Virgo was commanding.
Sting, as usual, was a marathon event which laster till8:00 am Monday morning. Luckily, Monday was a public holiday.