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Rain dampens late segment of Opening Gala

NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Rain dampens late segment of Opening Gala

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WHILE RAIN DIDN’T stop the jam, it did speed up the last segment of the First Citizens Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery Of the Last Canes.

It also didn’t permit the full Floodlit Tattoo to be experienced at the King George V Memorial Park in St Philip and also cut short of some of the performances

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley didn’t make his prepared speech as he reasoned the people wanted to see the concert and not hear him talk.

Titled Legends to Legacy it paired some of the veteran calypsonians with the juniors.

Gabby was matched up with De Overcomer; Biggie Irie with Yahandje and RPB with RJ, but a sudden downpour had people scampering for shelter which was minimal in the open air area.

When it did stop it only allowed for Edwin and RPB to perform and then came down again as Peter Ram.

It continued as Lil Rick, in true Hypa Dawg fashion closed the show, his waist pelting as many wukups, jooks as the rain. (NS)

Chairs and umbrellas provide shelter at the Opening Gala.