Ending the year with a BANG
Guardian Lifestyles Editor
Published: Dec 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy stormed through The Bahamas and the United States’ eastern seaboard and blew away the Rick Ross affair — one of the most-anticipated concerts on Bahamian soil this year featuring one of the hottest rappers in the world right now. But as 2012 comes to a close, the event is back on and being billed as “The Finale: Rich Forever” — and the show that you definitely don’t want to miss.
The oh so sophisticated Ross won’t be holding anything back when he takes to the stage to do his hustle and maybe even dice a few pineapples.
And event producer Lisa Tottle promises no schemes, as the boss touches down in New Providence today for his concert tonight at the outdoor skating rink area at Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Palace on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. There won’t be any time to talk because Ross is expected to rock the stage and you just have to see it for yourself. He will definitely push the show to the limit.
“[Rick Ross] has got so many hits that he’s going to be on stage for quite a long time, with a good long performance,” said Tottle.
Opening for Ross will be the Young Gunz, an American rap duo from Philadelphia, who have dropped “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”.
And homegrown flavor from the likes of Bahama Boyz and MDeez will make the evening one of the most memorable of the year.
The performances will be broken up with deejays spinning the hottest tunes to keep the party hype for the entire night, as Tottle says they are known for their events that party on into the wee hours of the morning.
“We made it through the hurricane that blew our show away, and we were able to get Rick to come back down, and it is set for tonight,” said an excited Tottle. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Joseline along with Special K will host the event.
“This will be a unique experience on several levels,” said Tottle. “We have one of the best sound and light companies on the island as we will have special lighting. We’re going to be doing large screens that will capture the crowds. We will have a stage that will be very unique. As always we will have sky box areas. We will have 10 bars included in the area, so we’re going all out to make it comfortable for everyone to enjoy the experience.”
The doors to the Rick Ross finale concert swing open at 9 p.m., but don’t be surprised if the featured acts don’t hit the stage until around the bewitching hour.
“I just want everyone to come out to say goodbye to 2012, have a good time. And anyone that’s a Rick Ross fan will have a really great time,” said Tottle.
Tickets are $40 general, $75 VIP and $200 all-access which includes a private entry with no waiting for ticket holders, priority front of stage access, special party tent with signature buffet and premium private bar service.
Limited skyboxes are available with seating from 10 to 20 people. It also includes a private entry with no waiting for ticket holders, exclusive positioning to the stage, signature buffet, bottles of select liquors and private wait staff and security.
Tickets can be purchased at Femme Fatale Boutique on Jerome Avenue; Airbrush Junkies, Mall at Marathon; Mario’s and Burns House on J.F.K. Drive. For information on special requests, VIP service and sky box purchases, telephone 455-3843.