Tailgate JA a hit Tailgate JA a hit

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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The National Stadium Car Park in St Andrew was a buzz with activity recently as Dream Entertainment, along with Yuma from Trinidad, had the first in what is to become a staple event, Tailgate JA.

A tailgate party is a social event held on the open tailgate of a pickup. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling of food.

Patrons came out in large numbers to enjoy themselves while dancing to the hottest soca and dancehall hits.

“Tailgate is an innovative product that we wanted to bring into the realm of entertainment and the soca season. Patrons bring their own food, liquor, their friends, any amount of people that fits into your vehicle, and just party like there's no tomorrow,” said Dream Entertainment director Kamal Bankay.

Major Penny and DJ Watty of Trinidad were tasked to provide the musical thrills and they did so with good results.

Smirnoff, which has been a sponsor of most of the soca events this season, was on hand to offer their signature mixes.

“Tonight, we are bringing the mixes to the patrons. Our mixologist is on location whipping up the best drink mixes, so you don't have to leave your crew or your vehicle, because the Smirnoff girls will bring the mixes to you,” said Jason Hendricks, brand manager of spirits – Red Stripe. “It's all about the memories, and the wonderful times with your friends, and that's what Smirnoff is about.”

— Kevin Jacksons

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