It was a party in paradise with DJ Cassidy, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean & Malibu Rum celebrating their hit song of summer, “If You Like Pina Coladas,” over Labor Day Weekend at The Surf Lodge in Montauk, one of the Hamptons’ hautest haunts.
What could be a more iconic Hamptons Summer send-off than Shaggy & Wyclef, Pina Coladas, and the Surf Lodge in Montauk? Just based on the who-what-where-when-why’s, anyone with half a brain knows this party was a certified vibe.
The Surf Lodge performance welcomed special guest Wyclef Jean to the stage to complement Shaggy’s unmistakably iconic voice. Shaggy and Wyclef are both Hamptons regulars and know exactly what the crowd is looking for. With Wyclef at centerstage, Cassidy took the mic and some DJ-ing to the packed crowd of smiling faces.
The remake is fun and upbeat and, smartly omits disparaging Yoga (we love Yoga in the Hamptons!) Originally released on National Pina Colada Day (I’m not sure I’m going to call it a holiday), the song is a great Summer anthem. Especially in light of the loss of the legendary original songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, the remake made for a memorable homage.
Check out the music video, if you need a hit of cool island energy. If you are a real one, you’ll appreciate the DEEPCUT Weekend at Bernie’s Easter Egg in the video.
You already know the Surf Lodge knows how to throw an end-of-the-summer party. LDW is like the Surf Lodge’s Super Bowl. Iconic, energetic, and ubiquitous with modern Montauk, the Surf Lodge is a destination within a destination lakeside on Fort Pond and boasting Bohemian beach sophistication.
Before they performed the new song, The Surf Lodge (with the help of DJ Cassidy) passed out 100 Pina Coladas to the crowd, already grooving with their pineapple-flavored drinks in hand and adding to the sea of Malibu bottles on all VIP tables.
Keeping the vibes, well, vibey, the Surf Lodge Team all rocked threads from an exclusive collaboration between Kenny Flowers x Malibu Rum.