16 August 2018
The festival haven’t started yet and the multitude is already in front of the Lion Stage
Prefestival, 25th edition of Rototom Sunsplash. Generally a delimited area is opened to the public for them to enjoy the very first vibrations of the Jumping and Caribbean Uptempo’s sound system, both popular places of the festival. Twenty minutes later more people start to appear and the number of assistants begins to be considerable.
As great as it is unexpected, after 30 minutes since the doors opening it comes the message, at the backstage of the Lion Stage, from President Filippo Giunta. “What if we turn on the lights and sound?”. In a moment Dj Leon from Radio Rototom and Xavi Fonseca, MC expert and well known character around all stages in Rototom since quite a few years, are called on stage. Technicians start to work hard after a long day they spent getting the stage and installation ready.
The public, having recognized the fabulous couple, gets to the first row of the Lion and decides to stay there. The musical selection is just right and the public starts to agitate, with a few of MC’s interventions which entertain, propose and announce the big festival that will begin in less than 12 hours.
The positive vibrations are easily felt, emitted by people that finally sing and dance after a whole year waiting. There are many people like us that are looking forward to the 25th edition of the festival, and at the Lion Stage, if these are the premises, we’ll live amazing moments.