Sunday, April 14, 2024

Plug pulled on Destra


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One of the biggest soca shows so far this season ended in confusion during the wee hours yesterday.
Soca fans panting for Trinidadian soca queen Destra Garcia were left in limbo after police halted her performance 30 minutes into her scheduled hour’s performance at Outrageous In Red at Kensington Oval.
An upset Garcia lamented to hundreds of fans that it was “unfair after coming to Barbados and doing all I was supposed to do” in promoting the show, she could not finish her performance.
“It is unfair that I can’t sing I am your queen, you’re my king, my darling . . . . The police [are] right there and I am not going to get locked up in Barbados! I waited patiently backstage while everybody else performed.”
Upset fans in the general and VIP areas joined in the chorus of cries for Destra to return to the stage.
Show promoter and organizer Dwayne Grazette of DG Concepts & Creation Inc. told the DAILY NATION that Destra performed for an estimated 45 minutes, 15 minutes short of an hour.
He said the interchanging of bands took up much of the show’s time, adding that “I don’t know if I made a mistake, but the show had on a lot of entertainment”.
“I wanted not to do like some of the other persons and have the show just filled with foreign acts an not give the Barbadian artiste the opportunity.” (AH)


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