Monday, October 27, 2014

Shaggy's Surprise on Board the Norwegian Pearl's 'Welcome To JamRock' Cruise

On Monday October 20th the Marleys Welcome To JamRock Cruise set sail towards the
birthplace of the legendary Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley. On board, the Marleys had a stellar line up of performances for the over 2000 passengers that included Black-Am-I, The Marleys, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Agent Sasco, Wayne Marshall, Busy Signal, Taurus Riley and so many more all set for 5 days excursion.

On Tuesday October 21, a crowd, ready to party and have an irie time, assembled on the deck of the Norwegian Pearl to witness performances of Wailing Souls, Tarrus Riley and Shaggy.  As the crowd showed their obvious approval for Tarrus Riley's stellar performance, preparations were under-way for the grand entry of Shaggy, with lights going dim and a brief band change.  People scurry to the bars for refills in anticipation of "Mr Boombastic" who was about to hit the stage.

At 12:05am the lights began to flicker, green, yellow, blue and the crowd went wild.

Welcome Shaggy!
From side stage the Grammy award winner, philanthropist and icon Shaggy, in his signature deep gritty voice made his presence known when he said, "Dem a go tiad fi see we face!" Clad in light blue jeans, white button up shirt and navy blue blazer Shaggy blast on stage reeling off hits like, Bonafide, Boombastic and Oh Carolina backed by his flawless band.  The crowd approved, waving in unison as Shaggy gave them hits after hits after hit! He was joined on stage by long time friend and collaborator Rayvon for their popular single, 'Angel.'


Selfie with Junior Gong and Shaggy
Under clear skies and moderate temperature at around 1:19am Shaggy got a surprise! As the Norwegian Pearl get closer to its destination Diva Nikki Z of WZMX Hot 937 entered his stage with a birthday cake and was joined by the very huge crowd in singing, by now a very surprised Shaggy, happy birthday [awe].  

The proceedings thereafter was simply turn up! Shaggy invited the man himself, Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley on his set to perform their single together called 'Crazy' off his Out of Many One album.  He was in high spirits leaving the stage, so pleased the crowd were, Shaggy was called back for an encore performance.

Shaggy's official birthday celebrations took place at Usain Bolt's Track and Records in Kingston. 

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Source: @DestineMedia