SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Xtratight Entertainment has done it again adding a new event, Calypso Lounge, to their roster. The first Calypso Lounge held at the tent by Port de Plaisance on November 30th was a sold-out success!
Patrons lined up outside of the tent from 7:00 excitedly waiting for the doors to open to experience this event. Upon entering, they were greeted with a Guavaberry welcome drink and the sweet sounds of Calypso taking them on a journey back to the good old days.
The lineup for Calypso Lounge consisted only of headliners. Out of Trinidad we had Sugar Aloes and Gypsy, two calypsonians with countless classics! And our local celebrity calypsonians headlining the show were King Beau Beau, King T-Mo, Empress Zee and Cedrick Rey.
Hosting the show was none other than the philosopher of humor, Fernando Clark. It is such an overwhelming feeling seeing everything that you have worked so hard towards come to fruition. Persons in attendance left without a voice.
They were highly impressed with the quality and the class of the show. Many felt that calypso was resurrected and that the island was missing these events that cater to persons from all walks of life.
While everyone enjoyed the performance of the International Acts, Gypsy and Sugar Aloes, out of Trinidad, they were most impressed by the local performances and the Xtratight Band. St. Maarteners were so proud to see their local stars perform at such a high caliber and was even more impressed by the fact that the band was so clean and did not miss a beat!
The question on everyone’s mind after the show was, “Will this be happening again next year?” And the answer is yes! Next year, you can expect a bigger and better Calypso Lounge.
King Beau Beau