WIMF 2015: A QUEEN'S JOURNAL REVIEW THE FESTIVAL THE ARTISTS PHOTOS & REVIEWS THE PARTY BOAT THE FOOD THE DIRECTOR
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ruben kalaichandran
kia kortelainen
sebastian leck
lauren luchenski
mishal omar
krishna patel
anisa rawhani
ramna safeer
kayla thomson © The Queen's Journal 2015

THE PARTY BOAT

Words by Sebastian Leck The party carried on past the sparkling lights of the island into a commandeered boat, complete with a DJ from CFRC and loudspeakers. The express boat left every hour, with different music and DJ volunteers on each trip. We left at 1 a.m. on the last boat of the night. The bottom floor of the boat had been converted into a dance floor, while the top level provided a respite from the noise. “Don’t do anything stupid. You can party without being stupid,” the DJ said, as intoxicated passengers began to dance to Drake, Sean Paul and MIA. The DJ was one of many CFRC volunteers who manned the DJ booth on the boat throughout the festival. The Queen’s radio station, a partner of the festival, set up a booth earlier in the festival to interview musicians and recruit volunteers. Eventually, the dance floor attracted around 30 people. Modern Top 40 tracks were dropped in favour of 1980s throwback hits. The music got louder, the dancing got sloppier and, perhaps inevitably, Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat” played as the boat came to shore at Kingston. Then, the boat stopped, and it was over.