Tue, 29 January 2008 01:40:15 ET
The veteran songstress received the jeering sounds after she ditched plans to screen her performance on monitors to side of the stage.
Making a disappointing decision, Diana Ross
was greeted by jeers when she took the stage at this year's Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival last Saturday, January 28, 2008.
The diva apparently rejected plans to have her performance screened on large monitors installed on side of the stage. This subsequently led her to receive loud boos from about 40,000 music fans upon organizers' announcement telling "to honour Miss Ross' wishes, she will not be shown on the monitors."
The audience's jeering was not without reasons since many in the large crowd were unable to see Ross whereas they had paid from $80 to $307 to watch her. Boos thereby continued to be heard throughout her set.
Regarding this matter, festival spokesperson Carlette DeLeon released a statement blaming Ross for upsetting the Jamaica crowd, saying "The much-anticipated performance of Diana Ross on Saturday proved somewhat disappointing to many patrons who expected a very interactive set."
"Miss Ross' request to have a restricted display of her performance however, inconvenienced patrons who were left feeling distanced from the stage and her performance," DeLeon added.
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