Security, Reggae Sunsplash
By: Brian Jahn
Category: Africa, Bob Marley, City, Dancehall, Dancehall Reggae, DeeJay, DJ, Dub Music, Enviornment, Ganja, Jamaica, Lovers Rock, Musician, Rasta, Rastafari, reggae, Reggae music, Rock Steady, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Ska, Sound System
Bad bwoy fire M-16, policeman fire AK-47, soldier man dem a fire LSR – “M16” Sammy Dread
Of all the years I attended Reggae Sunsplash I saw very little violence other than the occasional fight, security was always pretty heavy. There was that one time during Yellowman’s set in 1986 when a policeman caused a stampede when he lowered his gun on a suspect. There was also another time when a pickpocket was backstage working his trade and was discovered, he suffered a vicious beating, (to death) according to reports he later died in custody. Other than a few incidences I never saw many problems, just good vibes and great music.