Thursday, April 30, 2009

Daggering 101

Here is a brief attempt at explaining dancehall queens and daggering.

Dancehall queens are chicks who come to the dance to basically show off the most ridiculous dances that make even Freaknic (google image that, trust) look tame. They are Jamaican's most hood and most prized beauties all in one package.

The outfits worn to said dances are something between Jamaica carnival meets Slauson swap meet and are mostly hand made or commandeered from some sort of stripper retail outlet outside of Kingston. Once your outfit is did then you are going to want to get some sneakers because the ensuing amount of "f*ckery" that is sure to come will require athletic footwear, but there are still some sista souljahs that brave it in pumps.

While some dancehall queens have gone on to become artists in their own right such as Lady Saw and Patra most of them populate the crowd and attempt to steal the show with dances that would not be considered "Christian" to say the least.

This brings us to "daggering." This dance style is closer to sex in public than dancing. Let's be honest. Americans like to think that freaking is the penultimate in the sexually explicit dance world, but this could not be further from the truth. One peep at some daggeirng videos on Youtube will prove that you are not ready for the onslaught of pum pum thrusts. Nor does the average lady have the limber dexterity required to be stretched apart whilst simultaneously getting her "ninja boot" pounded on by some electric orange mohawked Jamaican telling her to "whine pon it"

What can I say though? I love Jamaicans in all their back assward ways and they never fail to amaze me.

In short Jamaicans do the darndest things.

Exhibit A:

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