My bad – previous obligations prevented me (and Lisa West) from arriving early enough to cover all of the S.O.R (Summer of Reggae) Daytime Music Festival event held outdoors at Toronto’s Wild Water Kingdom. A late arrival meant that we only saw the tail end of Junior Reid’s show, followed by Cocoa Tea then finally Elephant Man; we arrived too late to see performances by Demarco, Wayne Wonder, Mad Cobra, Kranium, as well as a Renaissance Disco, Stone Love Sound, and a handful of local DJ’s and Artists.
This concert was an ambitious event, and even though promoters most likely failed to get the crowd that they needed to make a return on their investment, the 1,500 or so people (my guess) that were there in attendance were treated to an overall good time (hopefully promoters will be inspired do this show again next year – a little later in the summer would be better perhaps). Despite a few rain showers earlier in the afternoon threatening the show, the SOR Festival would close with the sun still out and the majority of the artists promised, delivered (the much anticipated Dexta Daps was an unfortunate no show).
The daytime Sunday show was the 2nd day Reggae-edition of a 2-day Festival; day one featured an all Soca lineup. Check our video – it speaks for itself, classic footage of Cocoa Tea and Elephant Man in concert outdoors at Wild Water Kingdom, Toronto. BTW – the Pics were by Ron Nelson and Lisa West, and Video by Ron Nelson. Enjoy the footage.