Alkaline Ruled At Magnum New Rules
While an all-star artiste cast performed at Magnum New Rules at the National Stadium Car Park on March 25, it was clear that the concert belonged to the headliner, Alkaline.
The event, put on by Magnum and hosted by Yanique- The Curvy Diva, saw Mavado, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, and Jahmiel giving amazing performances. Up-and-coming dancehall acts Frassman and Deizzle also hit the stage. Sound systems Swatch International, DJ Wessy, Flabba Dabba, DJ Cash Price, Coppershot Sound, Rebel T and DJ Banka provided the musical selections.
The crowd at the National Stadium was chaotic. Patrons wore Guy Fawkes masks and Vendetta apparel to pay homage to the rising star.
When Alkaline took the stage after 3:00 am with Conquer The World, fans uprooted the fence separating the VIP and General sections, causing a stampede. Alkaline went into his slew of hits including Champion Boy, Formula, ATM, Wait Yuh Turn, City, Extra Lesson and Spoil Yuh.
Security could not control the crowd. They broke stage barriers and fled backstage to Alkaline’s tent. He eluded them by exiting at the back only to be chased by Vendetta fans.
Of course, his performance was not perfect and there is always room for improvement but the massive crowd that packed the National Stadium on March 25 shows that all is not lost in Dancehall.