Friday 3 April, 2020

PHOTOS: Oh Ship times two, as thousands get Turnt on both boats

Rhythm section upstairs Jolly Roger.

Rhythm section upstairs Jolly Roger.

One cruise, two ships and three cheers for the organizers and promoters of the Crop Over event “Oh Ship”.

Yesterday over a thousand people celebrated on board the Jolly Roger and Harbour Master cruise liners for the third edition of Oh Ship; arguably one of the greatest annual summer events in Barbados.

Locals and a variety of tourists partied for five non-stop hours to the latest soca and dance hall songs, played by DJs Jagwa the Champ, Vibe Nation and Infamous the Voice.

Oh Ship 2018 - Part 3

Dario Burgess, one of the Directors of Oh Ship said the demand for this year’s event was significantly greater than previous years, hence the decision to include a second boat. However, they were still unable to facilitate all of those who were interested in attending the event, despite the Harbour Master being filled to capacity.

Having sampled the offerings on both boats, Burgess confessed to Loop that "On both boats, the vibes are kicking, but Jolly Roger really extra kicking." On the Jolly Rocker as it is called by many patrons, there were a few technical glitches but in those brief moments the party never stopped as the drums and rhythm section picked up the slack quickly, the people sang, the deejays kept time and before you knew it, the hype was right back where it had left off.

Burgess said even though Oh Ship is a local product, there is plenty of international support which he attributes to his marketing team.

“It is the marketing pretty much, because we post it on social media and the videos always go viral”, said Burgess.

The foreign interest has flattered Burgess and his team, and he said there are currently in talks with regional and international institutions, though he opted to remain tight-lipped surrounding those plans for now.

Burgess expressed thanks to all sponsors and patrons who supported the event and promised a bigger and better product in 2019.

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