Having arrived late on the 21st May, I missed four good days of feting, including the infamous ‘Come Out to Play‘ (COTP) parties, hosted by the UK team. However, I was here for the Wet Fete ready to party. Like most fetes in Guyana, it hosted a standard and a VIP area. The VIP essentially is the way to go, as you can switch between areas and have the benefit of VIP. Entrance is normally always stress free, other benefits include a free rum bar, a selection of food and small bites and a seating area.
Best yet, this event was live from the start, with top local acts that continued to feed the vibe and had the crowds jumping. However, it was Mr Killa’s performance set that sent the crowds absolutely crazy. Especially when he came off the stage and ran to the fenced-off standard arena to jump with the crow. We were also treated to the delights of both Machel & Lil Rick, who ruled the centre stage with their Soca vibes. Then came the water, lots of it. A water truck, spray guns, spray pipes fitted to the tents and random people firing at will, with super soakers. Whilst the vibe was by far, more exciting in the standard section, it arguably, was the best fete of my carnival experience.