On 5 December 2008, People Of Destiny (POD), the youth centre launched by City Harvest Community Services Association, held its second LOUD party. It was an event that saw more than sixty youth and young adults coming together in a time of games, performances and great music.
LOUD, which stands for Living Out Ur Dream, was created by POD who believes in empowering and challenging youth to pursue their dreams. The LOUD party is the first of many events that POD has lined up.
This year’s LOUD party was held in *scape Youth Centre, the venue sponsor for the event. The party began at 8 pm with song performances and an energetic dance segment by the LOUD Crew, a dance group mentored by POD. There was also a unique juggling performance with tops and other objects by Jeremy Tan, an 18 year old awaiting his ‘O’ level results. His impressive act wowed the crowd and drew the loudest cheers.
The crowd was also treated to a fashion show, complete with runway models clothed by Jean Perrie, a sponsor for the event. Anchoring the program were emcees, Lucas Chia, 20 and Gloria Wong, 21. The duo had good stage chemistry and were instrumental in building up the atmosphere of fun and energy throughout the night.
The party drew to a close after a rousing swansong by the band Dust 2 Destiny. Buses were hired by the organizing committee to shuttle the party-revellers back to the POD headquarters in Tampines while others lingered on at the Centre, soaking in the after-party atmosphere.
Stay tuned for an even greater LOUD party in 2009.