Patrons Brave Rain To Attend ‘One Love’ Concert

July 26, 2015

Despite the less than inviting weather conditions, crowds of people — many carrying umbrellas — made their way to the ‘One Love, One Life’ concert in Hamilton last night [July 25], which featured performances by Morgan HeritageBarrington Levy and a host of local entertainers.

Speaking after the show, Barrington Levy said, “I have been fortunate to have performed all around the world, but I can never remember a crowd enjoying themselves as much as they did this morning.

“I mean, people got drenched yet continued dancing and singing. You guys in Bermuda are something else! This Cup Match holiday is serious.”

The organisers said, “We would like to thank everyone who braved the elements and attended last nights One Love, One Life concert at Par-La-Ville Car Park. It appears the crowd had a blast, although not a dry one!

“The forecast was less than ideal, but the show had to go on. Mother Nature decided to fill our tanks last night and no one can complain about that. The City of Hamilton and Great Sound did an amazing job preparing and setting up the venue.

“Unfortunately, since the infrastructure takes many days to prepare it wasn’t feasible to move the event at the last moment. Postponing wasn’t an option.

“Both main acts have an extensive summer and fall touring schedule. It would be great if one day we could have a multi-purpose indoor centre that would negate events being weather contingent.

“Patrons took advantage of tenting that was in place, while the majority braved the elements.

“Barrington Levy and the Detour Possee closed the show after the royal family of reggae, Morgan Heritage, got the crowd going. DJ Donnie, Magic of SJ1, Jugglin Jason, Rivah, Ramon Clarke and the Original Livewires were local entertainers.

“Barrington Levy was not able to perform an encore due to safety concerns. The truss system [the tent that covers the stage] in place has specific stress levels. The amount of rain collected had made the possibility of a water puncture very realistic.

“Participants safety is always at the forefront, and Mr. Levy has promised to return to sing his hit single Vice Versa Love and other classics. Again, thank you to all the patrons.

“We look forward to their continued support as we usher in Cup Match on July 29th with international sensation Major Lazer.”

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  1. Paget says:

    If you weren’t keen on the rain, you could sit inside at your home in Paget with a pillow over your head and still hear the concert loud and clear. Seriously, turn it down. Some people have to get up early to work the next day.

    • Um, this is our Emancipation Celebration Events.
      Our ancestors worked 400 years for FREE, so being that we’re not gonna receive REPARATIONS (while the recipients of the masters are safe for generations) at least let us pay homage to those who contributed to build up this empire and let US have fun in this boring island.

  2. semi disaster. says:

    I hope that all of who attended and get the see the end of the concert get half off. BecauseI stayed in all that rain and although I had a good time. I still feel like I was stiff a bit. I mean the venue should have moved to BAA or somewhere else. It just a shame that we only got a portion of Barrington Levy.

    Next time promoters. Give Bermuda a show worth their money.

    • What happened to the Big tent down at the Base.

      • No More says:

        Long gone!!

        That would be the best spot.

        • And I guess the tent that WE helped with the $80,000 down Front Street was out off the question.

    • Wayne says:

      Sorry you feel that way . Would you prefer we went on . Roof over stage collapse people injured or die even so as to please you with one or two more songs . Ignoring you I am. There was too many safety concerns involved like you not being electrocuted with all that water around. Know as far as just picking up and moving it takes 3 to 4 days to set up ok . You lend a hand next time you see bad weather . Not to mention the article explained the reason why it stopped a tad bit early . We were contemplating stopping it before then . Be grateful yoj got as much as you did ok ? peace….

  3. JUST SOME 1 says:

    Hmmm did you complain about the socalled Sin-ful Acts at #BHW? WHICH WAS ZERO!!! OR COMPLAING WHEN #JAZZ FESTIVAL USE TO BE UP DOCKYARD WHEN TRAFFIC WAS BLOCKED TO BARNES CORNER OR HOW ABOUT NON-MARINERS HAS JET SKIS BOATS PEOPLE N TOMUCH SKIN IN SHOWING WHICH I DONT!!! YOUR THE SAME PERSON IN BERMUDA WHO THINKS WE WE ONLY WORK TO PAY BILLS AND SERVE MASTET!!! NO WE WORK TO PAY FOR BILLS WHAT WE NEED, WANT AND TO ENJOY ISLAND LIFE REGGAE SOCA MUSIC GOOD PEOPLE GOOD TIMEZ N VYBEZ!!! AND ME AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS PATRONS ENJOYED THE SHOW IN DE RAIN ALL NIGHT AND WOULD DO AT AGAIN!!! INJOY LIFE N FREE UP & #STAYUPLIKE7

    • Wayne says:

      Glad you enjoyed it. It was hard work under those conditions. Thankful no one was hurt…

  4. frank says:

    That’s why i. Don’t. Go to local shows promoters don’t care I will never go to a show outdoors
    Dam why would people want to standup in the rain. Just stupid

    • Wayne says:

      And if it was inside under a tent you’d be complaining that it was too hot with no ac huh ?not to mention you not being able to see the stage ..

    • BERMYGUY says:

      if you didnt go why you complaining then????

      let those that went either complain or commend it.

      you werent there sounds like you missed out, or your just bitter from not going out any where in bermuda, when there are things on.

      score frank 0- everyone else 1

  5. The big tent is gone with the wind

  6. not surprised says:

    Clearly you naysayers are illiterate and/or just plain ignorant. If you had read the article, it was fully explained as to why the show went on. It’s exhausting to see folks like yourselves not ever being satisfied.

    @paget – invest in ear plugs. It was a few hours out of your life that you had to put up with great music.

    @semi disaster – just stop. Your comment is just ridiculous and proves that reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

    • Wayne Ebbin says:

      Well said . The cap ppl come up with. Never satisfied they are …

  7. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    I went and it was a decent show for besides d rain. Not worth the money I paid to be honest and didn’t even get to see Barrington Levy do all his songs, not enough in my opinion. Major Lazer better be better!

  8. Know It All says:

    I paid my $150 to go.
    I knew the weather was going to be rubbish.
    I wore clothes to get wet in.
    I danced in the rain the whole night.
    I enjoyed myself fully and worth it all!!!

    If it was a soca show or major lazer playing, everyone would be saying how the rain made it an epic event. Same rules for this.

  9. Ed says:

    Not many people I’d pay $150 to see. Bermudians clearly have too much money.