Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Mavado’s sparks failed to ignite at Sumfest

Mavado during his performance at Reggae Sumfest on Saturday morning.

Mavado during his performance at Reggae Sumfest on Saturday morning.

Mavado failed to make a lasting impression with his performance at Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night on Saturday morning, at the Catherine Hall in Montego Bay.

With his Gullyside Band and back-up singers, dressed in black with “Gully written across the front of their T-shirts, Mavado ran through his songs quickly - most of which he only did one verse or the intro, before moving on to the next. This gave the audience very little time to show appreciation for any of the songs.

After entering to Don't Worry, he went into Pon Di Gully Side and then Real McCoy, of which he told the crowd, "these are my old guns".

Anything Ah Anything would follow and then Bad Like Me, Dem Run Een, Triple Murder, Weh Dem A Do, House Cleaning and Beat And Teach.

After leaving the stage briefly, Mavado would return to do Gangsta Life and Fresh Cash with the latter getting a huge cheer from the crowd, after which he launched in Money Can't Buy Life, I'm On The Rock, Hope And Pray, How We Roll and Big Bumpa Gal.

He left the stage again, only to return to do Come Into My Room, So Special, Last Night, Goodbye To My Haters, My League, Big League and Progress.

He would leave the stage a third time, but this time he returned with Alkaline and the two would do their monster hit Farewell. He retreated to the back of the stage for Alkaline to do Death To Microwave, for which the crowd went wild after just a few seconds in, after which both left the stage.

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