Every promoter in Jamaica has looked to the calendar to choose the best date for their event, having missed the best party seasons in the past two years.
Some promoters will end up fighting over dates while others are sure their events are above the rest and have different target audiences.
Two major events scheduled for May 28 are Footloose and Strictly 2K, both known for their throwback themes and quality entertainment.
“I didn’t realize anything else was happening on the same date,” Footloose’s Tyrone Dixon said. THE STAR. “We were just focused on coming back as the entertainment business has reopened and we’re still having an edition on the last Saturday in May.” Footloose will host its “Short Shorts Edition”, but instead of its usual Mas Camp, promoters have booked Sabina Park. Meanwhile, Strictly 2K secured the Mas Camp site.
“For the first staging since the pandemic, we’re just looking to give good vibes to the ladies, who are two for one before midnight, and the men who come to have a good time with beautiful women. Normally the staging later features live performances, but we promise great entertainment from the best of the best with our selectors in a bigger and better room,” Dixon said of the popular 16-year-old party.
ZJ Chrome is confident that Strictly 2K’s return will be a success, despite sharing the date with another must-see event. Speaking on behalf of his teammates, the disc jockey, producer and promoter said the return of the throwback party would be ‘powerful’ as loyal customers continue to show their support in their comments on the streets and on social media. social.
“Guests have been eagerly awaiting the return of the best 2000s themed party. We have had many requests for it and to make the return epic we have added the Energy Gad Elephant Man himself,” said said ZJ Chrome. THE STAR.
Strictly 2K, which had its first stage in December 2016, is 10 years younger than Footloose but, according to ZJ Chrome, “being the first party of the 2000s of this caliber, we branded our name as an event back from the youngsters.” The party spotlighted several legends of the era, including Twin of Twins, Black Chiney and Tony Matterhorn.
ZJ Chrome said there was no competition between promoters and, having just returned from a US tour for the event, the promoters are ready to show how Strictly 2K has evolved.
“It really opened our eyes to show us that what we kept was no longer a party but now a festival, the Strictly2K comeback music festival. On stage, Elephant Man is the embodiment of all that is” strictly 2K, “high energy, fun, and pure cuteness. So we’ve raised the bar and we’ve got some surprises, too,” ZJ Chrome said.