“We have to work tonight,” states Angela Martin with her friend Kema in tow. “So we wanted to get over here early to see Beenie Man and D’Angel practice and to get them to sign our posters and take pictures, before we go.”
Before Andrew D could finish introducing the next act, Beenie Man’s “Zagga Zagga Zow” cry came bellowing from backstage to a thunderous response from the crowd.
The City Center stage caught fire when Beenie finally appeared, blinged out in a three piece gray suit. Beenie man proceeded to keep the fire burning, giving Belizean fans over two-hours of energetic dancing and stage antics, and high-powered renditions of his lengthy catalogue of hit tunes, infusing Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, and R&B tracks into his performance.
From classics like “Girls Dem Sugar,” “Romie” “Blackboard” and “Who Am I” to recent smash singles like “Back It Up” and “Gimme Gimme” he kept going and going and going, until finally, two hours and 15 minutes later, a drenched Beenie Man exited the stage, to the chagrin of his fans who still wanted more.