THE NIGHT WAS chilly, but those caught up in the krosfyah did not seem to notice.
Instead, they sang, danced and reminisced around the heat radiating from the stage, set on the grounds of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.
Around 11:50 p.m., the well-loved local band started off by ensuring the small but growing audience was All Aboard before getting the Oil Pumping.
As the clock struck midnight, patrons kissed and held closely, serenaded by the band’s wishes for a Happy New Year and hoped 2014 would bring many a Good Time for all.
Led by frontman Khiomal Nurse, the band reviewed the year in international music with hits like Bruno Mars’ Treasure, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and summer favourite Get Lucky. He kept the groove alive with a slew of Michael Jackson tracks – with the moves to match.
Admiral Nelson rocked steady with a selection of old and new hits, ushering the way for Edwin Yearwood to see who was the Last Man Standing. Soaked in sweat, rain and sullied by mud, some partygoers did not even bother to shelter from the intermittent showers.
Trinidadian carnival hits and recent reggae numbers also kindled the fire to the two-hour set. Li’l Rick ended the festivities just before 4 a.m. with a mix of soca, dancehall and pop hits. (LW)