Monday, July 14, 2008

Kaotic: Life Unleashed - The Aftermath...

Well yes...I real laugh at myself when I see dem pics I upload last night.
Combination of alcohol and tiredness yes! Anyhoo...the review.

So I got the venue just after 8:00pm and was please to see a sign clearly stating that parking for Kaotic was available in the Stadium car park. Parking was a breeze.
I was kinda taken aback at the number of cars I saw there and I said to myself "Wayssss...Kaotic get a good turnout!"
Then I remember that Trinis doh know the meaning of the word carpool and is probably one person per car.

The hubby and I then made our way to St. John's and was told at the gate that by around 9:00pm costumes would be on show. Cool.

But aye aye...amazingly enough it seemed as if Trinis did carpool for the event because upon reaching inside there was quite a good number of people there and I immediately started to feel a nice vibe. But like Carnival in the air boy.

Kaotic's crowd was a nice mix of people. Young, old and in between. Red, white and black and all the races of Trinidad were present and accounted for. By the way ladies, if the men who attended the launch last night going to be playing with the band...yuh eh have no worries if yuh understand what ah mean ;)

I got the opportunity to go backstage and meet Ricardo who told me that I could take pics, but the said to me not to worry, that the models were choreographed and one I was at the end of the runway, I would be good to go.

I took up position at the end of the runway right next to Mr. Butch Limchoy himself, and waited.

And at approximately 9:35pm...we have costumes!!!

Immediate response to seeing the costumes: Nice! Ooohhh!! Check out that one!! Eh heh...ah could see mehself in that!!

*click to make the pics larger of course*

Viva La Vida
I like this colour combination and I like the headpiece.

Copia (Ko-pee-ah, in case yuh having problems pronouncing it) - Female only
I personally do not like female only sections...ah mean who ah wining on when ah reach on stage...well on the "stage"...yuh know what ah mean!

Reminiscent of Silver Mist circa 2008, but overall a nice costume.

Hot Oil
Pretty costume, pretty run of the mill, can someone say Sun Goddess?
And help me to understand "Life Unleashed - Hot Oil" Sounds like possible domestic violence to me.

Beau Jolais
I eh know what it mean, but I LOVE this costume. The colour combination is nice and the frontline is WOW!

Heavenly Passion
Another costume with a frontline I love.

Extreme Fury
Just another red costume that's just okay to me. The working on the costume reminds me of Sonia Mack of two years ago...the name escapes me now.

Deja Vu
I have never played in a purple costume, but if I were to, this would be one I would choose.
The beads between the legs though...I see my stocking shearing.

Mystical Freedom
A black costume that for me, is just missing something. The frontline is okay though.

Aqua Abyss
I LOVE a blue costume and this one is no exception. Lovely.
Ah still seeing stockings shearing with them beads on the side though.

This costume is okay. Not in love with it, but I don't hate it.
I like the beads used on the bra.

In my opinion, this was the worst of the lot. Especially the frontline. The wings were so stiff that the model didn't even bother to walk down the runway a second time.

Emerald Viper
A lovely green costume. And green is not one of my favorite colours. I also like the headpiece, which have a kinda something something to the Cabaret headpiece the Elements previewed last week.

I left the launch, shortly after the costumes were shown and collected a book with all of the costumes in them, although some are missing the frontlines.

Ricardo told me that the backline costumes are all $3000 and under, with the frontlines being around $4000. So start putting aside your money people.

I have LOTS more pics with closeups of bras, leg pieces etc which I will upload later today and update the blog accordingly.

The men costumes are REALLY nice, not the typical men costumes, save for the board shorts, and the neck and chest pieces look very nice and show that at least SOME thought went into the men costumes.

Overall Kaotic's presentation gets a 7.5 out of 10.


mimi said...

nice review! their costumes looked good all except 'romance' i not in no love affair with that costume!

dajewel1982 said...

awesome job on the review, ac!!!

Wuzdescene said...

I am impressed .... Kaotic come good!

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JJ said...

Nice review AC. Job well done. Nothing tickled my fancy. But they all looked pretty good for bikini mas. 7.5 out of 10 indeed!

bestdarkie said...

Great review Afro Chic and nice pics also. The costumes looked great

Cutie Pie said...

It was a fantastic launch! If the launch is anything to judge the band by, then Kaotic, here I come!

Saucy aka "The Sauce" said...

Excellent review and pics

afro chic said...

Thank you ladies :D

xVx said...

Good review Afro Chic.

Was I thee only one that was not impressed by Kaotic's offering. There was nothing original, and each costume was reminisent of thee other.

nicks said...

Overall i liked the costumes....except Romance. However, i dont know why most of the costumes had to be made out of all those appliques....i am sure their were other materials around. Good review though.

HQ said...

Thanks for the review. This band looks interesting. Not sure I would take a chance though, the costumes don't have that WOW factor for me.

Romance reminds me of Carnival Nationz Cotton Candy costume from 2007: