Igloo Atlanta: Caribbean Festival
Igloo Atlanta was a festival to remember! First off, I’ve been waiting for a major dancehall and afro-beats event in Atlanta, especially being from Boston where the Caribbean and West Indian population is high. I was absolutely ready to shake free from the trap music and whine pon di ting. People from Boston, Connecticut, New York, DC, the Carolina and across the globe, came out to turn up with their coolers and crew. Thousands of people showed up to the Turner Field to vibe to Caribbean music from 4 pm to 11 pm. The Green Lot was packed as people gathered around their coolers pouring drinks with friends. Also peep the video above, my mans brought a whole REFRIGERATOR, okay! As reggae and dancehall beats filled the air you can see all the flags in the air representing where they are from.
There were four DJs that set the wave for the Igloo party. Straight up, from Jamaica, Copperstone hit the stage along with Mix Master David. Representing the city of Atlanta, King AP Sound and Dj Fully Focus. The music for the night was a good mix of reggae, dancehall, afro-beats, soca and all the classics.
With all the drinking done at Igloo, food was essential. They had food trucks from Tropic Jerk Center, Tastee Spoon, and few others. All though wait for food was very long, the food was worth the wait. Some people lost patience while in line but I bet they were happy at the end of the night, that they were not one of the adults being carried out of the event.
Everyone was lit during this event and how could you not be with a cooler by your side of all your favorite drinks. The crowd was lit upon entrance, everyone was excited to be part of Igloo. Once you found the perfect spot you and your crew would post up and chill in true igloo fashion. Once the crew and I found our spot we parked our cooler poured up and went straight into party mode cuz the DJs kept playing our favorite songs. At one point it began to rain and at first, I was tight, I had just gotten my hair slayed by Admire Dimoh traveling stylists and prolific braider. Then I looked around to see people still dancing smiling and having a good time. Some of the party goes got creative and sported plastic bags over their heads and bodies, yours truly included.
The promoters RepJA, IglooNation & Dark Entertainment did an excellent job putting this event together. If you missed out this time around, they will be back a second time this year in Atlanta, mad ting!!! Make sure you stay tuned to their website, Igoo Atlanta, to get your tickets for the next event so you not left out.