The first ever Negril Impact stage show staged by HAH Entertainment on Saturday November 17th at the Long bay Beach Park in Negril. Will go down in history as one of the most exciting stage shows ever held in Western Jamaica. There were prizes and surprises galore with lucky patrons winning cell phones, stereo systems, flat screen TVs and a Honda Motor Bike. The event was plagued by rumors that self the proclaimed King Of The Dancehall Beenie Man would be a no show because of his commitment to perform on the American Music Awards with Alicia Keys in Las Vegas. However thousands of patrons came out to witness what turned out to be a very exciting event from start to finish.
The first segment of the show saw very good performances from the likes of Timmi Burrell, Edge Michael, Ras Slick, Whisky Baggio and Shyam Moses. These early acts proved that they were more than worthy of their place on such a high profile event, with very tight entertaining sets.
The first of the main acts to hit the stage was Terry Linen, delivering hits like "Call On A Friend", "Funny Love" and "Couldn't Be The Girl For Me" he could do no wrong. He was followed by one of Jamaica's finest singers, Richie Stevens. He belted out hit after hit thrilling the crowd especially the ladies who went wild when he delivered love songs such as Take Me Away, Got To Get You & Rose In Spanish Harlem. Thus earning a well deserved encore.
He was followed by Freddy McGregor who had the crowd's attention as he tore through his catalogue of hits such as, I Will Wait for You, Big Ship, Just Don't Want to be Lonely among others. Professor Nuts gave his usually comical performance. There was no stopping Macka Diamond, as usual she advised the ladies to Bun Him and say Money Oh, even as she demonstrated the Hool a Hoop.
The highly underrated Little Hero ensured that the high standard of performances was maintained with a very commanding set. The voice of the diminutive artiste belted out hits such as God Alone and No More War. His performance proved that he has arrived and is ready for the big times.
Then came 'the doctor' Beenie Man, who delivered the treatment as only he can. Delivering vast repertoire hits such as King Of The Dancehall, Hmm Hmm, Dreaming Of You, Ol' Dog, Back It Up he proved why he is by far one of the most entertaining act in Dancehall music. His scintillating 45 minutes set that brought the curtains down on a production that will certainly have patrons looking for to next year's staging. Over all the event was of a very high standard, it was well produced and incident free. Kudos must be given to to the promoters of the event HAH Entertainment and production manager for the event Ralston Barrett, for a job well done.