Ever since the disappointment of not being able to go see Leo Sayer and his hair, Shaun and I have been waiting for the perfect concert opportunity in Colombo. When a few of my colleagues mentioned Shaggy was playing in Colombo, I could hardly believe my ears.
“Mr. Boombastic, sign us up!”
The concert did not disappoint. There were plenty of Sri Lankans dancing in the outdoor venue, fun music, and some really suspicious booze being sold behind a curtain (5 mickeys for $20 – Aiyo!). We even got a ride to the concert from a tuk-tuk driver with hair like Leo Sayer.
I’ll leave you with some memorable Shaggy lyrics and photos.
Coming soon to a blog near you “Best of Sri Lankan Hair”.
My co-workers pause for a snap.
Shaun moments before he disappeared into the crowd to “be one with the people”- his words, not mine.
“Don’t you play with my nose I might Ha chum sneeze Well you a the bun and me the cheese And if me the rice well you the peas” – Shaggy Lyrics Boombastic
Mr. Boombastic on the big screen moments before the visual equipment quit working. Fast fact: Shaggy’s real name is Orville Richard Burrell
It’s comforting to know that we’re not the only ones always sweating.
“She was there through my incarceration I wanna show the nation, my appreciation” – Angel by Shaggy
“Honey came in and she caught me red-handed Creeping with the girl next door ” It wasn’t me lyrics by Shaggy