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Festival Steel Band night a bust!

Tenshun Band was hired at the last minute to provide entertainment at the Claudette 'Boopie" Smith Festville last evening July 29, 2012 after the steel bands that were slated to perform did not show up. Photo: Javon Liburd/ VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A night that was scheduled to feature several local and regional steel bands was a bust, where there were no performances by any steel bands and no announcement from the festival committee about the change.

According to the calendar of events promoted by the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs committee, Sunday July 29, 2012 was expected to have performances by local and regional steel bands at the Claudette ‘Boopie’ Smith Festiville.

According to a committee official, who wished to remain unnamed, steel bands were invited to the event but they did not show up.

He added that “not enough steel bands are in the territory to hold down the show” but despite this fact, not even the local bands turned up.

The committee member stated that because of the mishap, the committee had to make swift decisions where they called and hired the Tenshun Band, which is a local band to perform, for the night.

A couple, Mr. Smith and his wife, who came out just to feed their love of steel band music, said they were very disappointed.

"We [were] here patiently waiting for the steel bands, until we heard a lady next to us pass a comment about the bands not performing. The committee should have made an announcement,” Mr. Smith said.

The New Era band, who were already scheduled for the event also performed.

Tonight, July 30, 2012, action continues at the village with local bands Xtreme and Showtime slated to perform.

12 Responses to “Festival Steel Band night a bust!”

  • Breaking News (30/07/2012, 08:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people dem are boycott Myron with his fooliness and you all even aint understand what’s happening!!!
    • hello! (30/07/2012, 08:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sound soooo dumb. What the hell does Myron got to do with the steel bands not showing up. Think before you comment next time please
      • Release (30/07/2012, 08:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        where are the NDP hyprocrites who know what is really going on and why people are not turning out?????? The paid bloggers are afraid to blog the truth and what's on their minds?????? BAM
        • BREAKING NEWS (30/07/2012, 09:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          • ------------------------- (30/07/2012, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            wait a min, we saving the BOOOOOO for Myron when we see him in public or on the stage!!!
    • BREAKING NEWS (30/07/2012, 09:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ wanabee breaking news.......Why the hell you don't go get your own screen name!!!! That is Tola people for you, a set of copy cats!!
  • ooooo (30/07/2012, 09:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    mb them cant get this thing handle....them too like to be in thing
    • george w. tush (30/07/2012, 22:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I wonder what the NDP spin and public relations propaganda machine is saying about this boycott???
  • RAT TAIL (30/07/2012, 18:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the locals bands does not bring out the people anyway
  • fish (30/07/2012, 22:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people who hired deeds steel band should remeber this for next year.
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