POLICE had to end Friday night's Corowalidi show at Subrail Park in Labasa prematurely because of a lack of lights at the venue.
But the show, sponsored by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Telecom Fiji Limited, AusAID and Goodman Fielder still managed to get the usually quiet Labasa Town rocking.
The crowd cheered, danced and clapped their hands as local musicians took to the Corowalidi stage — entertaining more than 500 people on Friday afternoon.
Musicians like Jale Mareau, Drodrolagi kei Nautosolo from Saqani, Cakaudrove and the Wai Koula kei Tavua brought the crowd to their feet as they swayed their hips and sang along to popular iTaukei songs like O cei e bolei au?.
The show also provided an opportune time for families to spend the evening at the grounds and catch up with friends and relatives.
Even the setting of the sun did not send people home, with many choosing to sit in the dark and listen to the Wai Koula kei Tavua group, sing their last three songs.
The show was eventually stopped by police because of a lack of light and FBC announcer, Nimilote Naisorotabua, told the crowd that because of the absence of lights at the park, the show had to end.
However, people did not regret being part of the evening with the FBC Corowalidi crew as they shared jokes and stories usually televised on FBC TV show Bati ni Tanoa.
Working people did not even go home after work but headed straight for the park and by 3pm, the grand stand was full of the old and the young.