Riding the success of the first ever Lots of Liquor (LOL) fete last Saturday, organisers have now switched fully into Red Eye mode.
The annual breakfast fete, which was born at Millers by the Sea in pretty much the same fashion as LOL, will take place on Saturday, July 16 at Antigua Recreation Grounds.
Three of the very top performers that came out of Trinidad this year will be in Antigua for the event.
Iwer George, riding a huge wave of success with his popular song Come Up To Me, will energise the crowd at Red Eye, like he did two years ago in what still is the fete’s most memorable performance.
Taking the Red Eye stage for the first time this year will be Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons and the entire Asylum family. Both Bunji and Fay-Ann, along with Iwer, represent the first time that international soca artistes who placed first runner up to third runner up will appear on a single stage in Antigua.
Iwer was the first runner up in the Power Soca Monarch competition, while Bunji was second and Fay-Ann third.
Organisers have added Benjie of the Triple K band of Dominica to the line up after the response he received at LOL with his popular song Sousse. So too is “the local foreigner” Ricardo Drue, who continues to win hearts in Antigua as evidenced by his performance at LOL.
Antigua’s top soca performers lined up to take the stage, including Claudette “CP” Peters and her Taxik Band and Tanzania “Tizzy” Sebastian of El A Kru, with Red Hot Flames bringing down the curtains.
“If soca fans thought LOL was hot, well we are ready to turn it up even higher at Red Eye,” Chalita Rose, one of the organisers, said. “We are definitely going all out for Red Eye this year.”
He expressed special appreciation to the sponsors who came on board for LOL, which is now destined to become a regular feature on Antigua’s pre Carnival fete calendar, and to those who are also behind Red Eye.
“The sponsors make it happen,” Rose said.