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BUSY SIGNAL MADE STING HIS “HOMECOMING PARTY!”

BY COREY ROBINSON—–

KINGSTON, Jamaica –

Any way you look at it, Busy Signal took Sting 2012.

Tommie Lee came with much expected fanfare; so too did Sizzla, whose performance could easily be regarded as one of Kalongi’s best this year.

Busy Signal

 

And of course, Kiprich delivered, flattening Matterhorn and Merciless on stage to capture the Sting 2012 clash title.

But it was Busy Signals’s much anticipated performance after six months incarceration in a US prison, that brought the “feeling” to Sting, dubbed the greatest reggae show on earth.

Admittedly, organisers tricked many patrons with an announced 10:30 pm start time for Busy; a steady stream of anxious patrons converged on the Jamworld Entertainment Centre from then.

But it wasn’t until close to 2:45 am before the fair sized crowd got to see the ‘Busy’ one.

The extended wait irked everyone, none more than two blind women camped out at the front of the stage in the VIP section who came to ‘see’ Busy in action. Their obvious anxiety was appeased immediately as Busy entered the stage making Sting his homecoming party.

Busy Signal

After an enthralling introduction, the artist, dressed in a black and white suit, darted onto the stage singing “me nah go a jail again”, bringing the crowded Jamworld to a frenzy.

Much of the DJ’s set spoke of his discomfort in prison with the absence of “dah (female) ting deh”, and his disgust with prison food.   “All a the yute dem weh work fi dem own. Its been so long, a jah bless me, a jah bless me.

“Jamworld dah sitten yah a special sitten and me give t’anks to be here,” he said before reeling of some new songs, as well as old hits, the crowd soaking up every minute.

Busy Signal worked for about 45 minutes before ending his stint with several gospel hymns, the Jamworld crowd singing along in praise of a set well presented.

Other acts of mention were Roman Virgo; Kronix; Wickerman, who gave a tribute to his friend Captain Barkey, and Aidonia.

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