Technical difficulties marred some performances in the first half of Calypso Fiesta 2020 at the new Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre venue.
Saturday was the first time the show was hosted away from Skinner Park. The San Fernando venue was closed for refurbishment last year.
But troubles began at the end of Hollis (Chalkdust) Liverpool's presentation, Murder Frenzy.
But it was calypsonian Tameika Darius who felt the brunt of it.
Midway through the first half and into Darius' presentation organisers experienced full technical difficulties which forced Darius' presentation to come to a 20-minutes halt.
Darius said she requested four microphones prior to her presentation which she did not get, while the adjudicators clock began to run before she was ready. Darius said she was not deterred and performed despite patrons' jeers and insults.
Following calypsonian Myron Bruce, all seemed well again and the show flowed smoothly.
Former calypso monarchs Hellon Francis, Hollis Liverpool and Roderick Gordon were in the first half of the show which featured 40 calypsonians.
Sharon Phillip performed Phoenix Rise and set the stage for a chance to get into the finals on February 20 at Queen's Park Savannah. Patron also have a chance to vote for their favourite calypsonian in the People's Choice category. The audience gave Winston "Gypsy" Peters a thunderous applause during his rendition, Way of the World.
Calypso lovers who attended seemed unfazed by the change from Skinner Park, San Fernando and began the show with the national anthem ahead of the 1 pm showtime.
Four acts before the end of the first half of the show, however, host Ronald Prince asked patrons if they were happy with the new change of venue and they roared "No!"
Skinner Park had been the home of the competition for 45 years before it outgrew the Naparima Bowl in 1974.
Concluding the first half of the show, soca songstress Nadia Batson rocked Pointe-a-Pierre during the intermission with hits like So Long, Down at Skinner Park and Fatt.
Attending the early part of the show was Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and Minister of Community, Culture and the Arts Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.