Stage Gone Bad runs away with Road March

If there were any chances left of beat­ing Kees Di­ef­fen­thaller and Iw­er George’s Stage Gone Bad for the road march, it was mashed up, shelled down and turned over long be­fore Car­ni­val Tues­day came to an end.

The pop­u­lar song was by far the most dom­i­nant song on the road and at the judg­ing points through­out the en­tire day.

The clos­er com­pe­ti­tion was al­so al­ways go­ing to have Iw­er’s name in it, Conch Shell, per­formed by Machel Mon­tano, Iw­er George and Skin­ny Fab­u­lous.

As if to sym­bol­i­cal­ly take a bow to the song which is ex­pect­ed to out­shine his for the Road March ti­tle, Machel Mon­tano sang Stage Gone Bad along­side George as mas band Tribe crossed the stage at the So­cadrome, Jean Pierre Com­plex, Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day.

The Conch Shell singer, who has ten Road March ti­tles, al­so en­cour­aged the rev­ellers and on­look­ers to join in singing the song which was al­most on a non-stop loop at the venue as oth­er bands crossed the stage.

Late Mon­day evening, as Tribe mas­quer­aders were cross­ing the Sa­van­nah stage, Mon­tano was atop a truck singing Conch Shell, when mas­quer­aders be­gan chant­i­ng “Iw­er” as they de­mand­ed that Stage Gone Bad be played in­stead.

The DJs in the mu­sic trucks oblig­ed.

Mon­tano al­so crossed the Sa­van­nah stage Tues­day with Pe­ter Min­shall’s Mas Pieta to Iw­er and Kees’ song.

Stage Gone Bad was the pre­ferred choice for bands to cross the stage at the So­cadrome, es­pe­cial­ly for Yu­ma which al­most ex­clu­sive­ly played the song for the rev­ellers as both artistes sang along from the mu­sic truck.

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