The Caribbean sun radiated high in the sky as Saturday morning brunch began at the VIP Bask area of KAABOO Cayman 2019. VIP guests were promised an exclusive KAABOO kick-off party Thursday night before the inaugural fest opened its gates the following day; extreme weather had other plans. Not to worry! VIP patrons received an update that up-and-coming crowd favorite Stealing Oceans will have a morning set Day Two with complimentary bottomless beverages and finger food. Of course, the high-energy, acrobatic and all-out entertaining Stealing Oceans boys stole the show once again, making the crowd sweaty from dancing by noon.
Of course, the high-energy, acrobatic and all-out entertaining Stealing Oceans boys stole the show once again...
Back on the main grounds, Caribbean reggae artists Shameka Clarke and Romain Virgo got the two stages up and running from a night's hiatus before HIRIE and Salt-N-Pepa welcomed crowds with sing-along hits. Bluegrass legends Blues Traveler wowed the audience next, with jam band qualities and signature harmonica solos. The masses then flocked to the main stage for Shaggy before Blondie came out caped and captivating. +Live+ had die hard fans rocking out in the front row before Sean Paul got the dance party going again. Speaking of dance party, Zedd blasted the fest into outer space with pyrotechnics, steam pillars and fireworks bursting overhead. Pop star Jason Derulo and his bejeweled dancers continued the high until headliners Duran Duran finished out the firset year fest in style. Until next year, this publication will be Cayman Island dreaming.
Photography by Kristy Rose