Monday, December 06, 2010
Oh gosh...is really so long I eh post something here boy? Check cobweb! *cough*
Well yuh know Christmas time is the time we Trinis does do we lil cleanup and thing, so I decide to dust off the cobwebs off meh blog and post a lil update, cause everybody asking meh "What going on with yuh blog?"
So let's see...I'm not sure if I told you all that I started an Associate Degree programme in COSTAATT. Well I did.
I signed up for a 3 year part-time course and that has been taking up a good bit of my time with classes and homework and lecturers and students. Hear nah...going back to school at my age not easy you know. On top of my old brain, I also have to deal with students who behaving like they want to be spoon-fed, and lecturers who behaving like they have no idea what it means to be organised. Thankfully I've been passing all my classes, assignments and quizzes so far, and this is final exam week.
On top of that now, my big son wrote SEA (as you know), start secondary school and guess who find deyself on the PTA? Yes, me. And not no small post eh, is a kinda important-ish post. So is PTA on top of COSTAATT. School closed now (amen), cause it was a really busy term so far and next year looking to be real busy too.
On top of that now, I am also in the height of boot collection for Carnival next year. This year I had to close off registration before the usual deadline cause I woulda been overswamped with orders at the rate things were going. I have a record number of boots to do for Carnival 2011 and can't wait to get started with some designs.
And on top of that now, is Christmas and people want they place decorated, and they want cards done for dey friends and family too, and is party by so and Christmas shopping by so.
So that's it in a nutshell basically, I not promising to do anymore updates before Christmas, so let me take the oppotunity to wish all of my readers who still hanging in there, Seasonings for the Christmas and Happiness for the New Year!
P.S. I might post a quick update on the exam results ;)
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Date: Saturday 23rd October 2010Location: YMCA Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
When I first heard that D'Krewe's launch was moved from Ariapita Avenue to YMCA, I honestly had second thoughts about attending. That area has absolutely NO parking, and this was evident when I got to YMCA and had to park on the road, despite being invited as media.
At the entrance to the venue, we were greeted by drumming that set the tone for the launch. I found the venues to be very dark, I thought the lights at the venue should have been turned on for the event...(I cannot people-watch good in the dark!).
After milling about in the dark a bit, I got the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the costumes before they hit the stage, and was impressed. While there was no costume to match the gorgeousness of my Kindred Spirit costume of this year, the costumes were looking good for the most part.
After numerous promises and announcements by the dj, Mark Anthony (with his perfectly stenciled on beard and moustache) came on to introduce the presentation. D'Krewe opened with dancers, however unlike previous years these dancers didn't seem as coordinated. After the dancers left the stage, it was time for the costumes.
Rhythm of Drums
This section was well received by the patrons, with lots of ohhh, ahhs and I think I heard a few "yummy's" in there as well. It was also one of my favorites when I saw it backstage. I loved the use of the spandex in the costume and headpiece. I am not a fan of the bra and belt design however, and those spandex arm sleeves are very dated, reminds me of when I used to play with Wayne Berekly in the early 90's, that was a staple in ALL his section.
I like this colour combo, the men section is simple but very nice I thought. I like the small backpack with the bonnet feathers and love the larger version on the frontline. It looks very sturdy and comfortable.
Dust in Yuh Face
This section came on so fast I barely had time to snap a pic of it. It's not in my top three but it's a nice costume with familiar elements in the fabric styling and braid used. The male costume is sad.
D Rhythm of Art
While I like the male version of this costume, I think this section is out of place in the band. The female costume is kind blah to me as I've seen that style many times before, and I'm not feeling it. I think the backpack should be an option for the females as well, but that it should also be more substantial, it seems out of proportion to me. A bigger guy wearing that backpack...it would get lost.
I like the shape and design on the bra, but I do not like the use of the the darker shade of blue for the base of the bra and the bikini. Again the use of the spandex on the belt of the female costume was nice, but the colour is off here as well. I would love to see a frontline for this section. The male costume is good, I like the collar and belt.
Iron and Steel
The curly whirly pieces on the female costume looked was an interesting element I thought. Another section that could do with a frontline with a super duper headpiece. Another sad male costume.
Rhythm of Style
As someone with an err...ample midsection I liked the corset option featured with the section. I also like the style of the costume. I just think it is way too much of this pale purple/lavender colour. Too much purple for me. The male costume does not match the section name in the least.
Rhythm in Blue
Another of my top three picks, I love the frontline, but I doh think those two scraps of fabric on the arms are needed. The backline costume is okay, but again, I could do without the fabric pieces. The male costume is quite boring in comparison.
Rhythm in Flight
One of my favorite sections, I would dear say my outright favorite. I like the colour combination and all the variations, backline, frontline and in between. The male section is perfect for those who are looking for more than the average male costume. Seeing some familiar styles and elements used here as well, but they were executed well.
Rhythm of Dance
This was presented as a section at the launch but I was later told that this section was for the dancers in the band only, which kinda saved me from having to critique this costume. *phew* I do think though, that once the national colours are being used, they should be properly represented.
A very vibrant costume in pink, green and gold that wasn't captured too well with my camera. A male was not featured however.
I'm not getting what the name has to do with the overall theme, but I do love the backpack on the frontline version of this costume, and this is also one of my top three picks. The belt piece of the frontline costume could do with some changes, like that black piece sticking up toward your stomach. I like the orange and black beading used on the monokini and bikini option as well. The male costume is pretty generic.
Generally I liked the costumes presented, however, it seemed as if the models did not practice on the stage and this resulted in many of them leaving the stage too early and photographers (me at least) not getting enough shots of the costumes section by section.
I think the launch also lacked a certain level of professionalism, there were no real 'perks' (parking, exclusive veiwing of costumes etc) to being media except for the viewing of the costume backstage, and we had to ask if this was possible as it was not offered as an option. Maybe I've just been spoiled by other launches.
Overall I give the launch 3.5 drumbeats out of 5.
You can check out more pics of D'Krewe's Rhythms on my photobucket album HERE or on my Facebook album HERE.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Date: Friday 8th October 2010
Location: Mobs 2, Chaguaramas
Well after last year's spectacular launch in Tobago expectations were high for Brian Mac Farlane's 2011 presentation "Humanity-Circle of Life".
We got to Mobs 2 just after 9:00pm and made our way inside. Having not been to Mobs 2 in ages, (probably since the days of glow fete) I was pretty amazed by how the venue looked. A lot of the surface has been graded down and re-paved.
The launch was held in what is usually the VIP area for Insomnia. The theme was black and white and all attendees and guests were asked to comply with the colour theme. The overall effect was very nice and there were lots of fashonistas out and about...(the Bloggerati included of course. LOL)
The show started shortly after Uncle Max arrived at about 10:15pm and we made out way stageside along with the other media present (of which there were plenty!)
Opening the show was the Alternative Quartet who are always fantastic in my opinion. They performed a great rendition of David Rudder's 'Oil and Music'. After the Alternative Quartet, the show began with performers crawling onto the stage amidst smoke. We then saw white versions of birds who then unveiled the large silver hand from which Mac Farlane, dressed as a sage in robes, appeared to give us the story behind the presentation.
I was glad to see the trend that he started last year was continued, with showing of actual costume prototypes. LOVED that.
I think this presentation will have great impact on the road, as black and white is always fierce.
Overall though I'm not loving the individual costumes as much as in previous years and this may be because the presentation is a bit more abstract, I'm not sure.
My favorite sections are: Baptism, Knowledge, Work, Freedom and Passion.
You can check out my album on Facebook HERE.
After the presentation Roy Cape took to the stage.
I am once again making a public plea for someone to step in and act as Rita Jones' stylist. Rita looked she didn't make the cut for Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Other than the distraction of Rita, Roy Cape gave a great performance and got the stoosh crowd moving. Blaxx was entertaining as always. Benjai was a guest performer with the band and sang one of my favorites "Carnival Come Again".
Tony Prescott also performed with the band and informed the crowd that he will be with Roy Cape for Carnival 2011. (What happen to Surface? Anyone?). We left the launch after Roy Cape completed their set.
The food at the launch was on point. I started and ended my night with a cup of delicious corn soup. The wings, accra, pholourie and the sauce was bess. I LOVED the local delicacies...the tamarind ball take win! Drinks flowed all night as well, there was the regular bar as well as the wine bar, and my Coke on the rocks were nice and gassy just how I like it.
Overall this was a good launch, though not as WOW as Tobago and I would give it 4 out of 5.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I've been meaning to do this post for quite some time, and Saucy's post this morning, prompted me to write about it.
In June of this year TriniGirlBlue contacted me on twitter to ask me if I also have a jewellery line cause she had seen something online with Afro Chic and jewellery. Now while I have done jewellery in the past, I do not have a 'line', so I asked TriniGirlBlue about what she had seen online and she sent me the links.
Imagine my surprise to see my Afro Chic logo plastered all over someone's Facebook Page, Twitter profile and website!
I immediately contacted a friend of mine who was a lawyer and under their advice, I sent the logo thief Chakina Coleman an email advising them to remove the logo and some other legal jargon I cannot remember now. I also reported the person on twitter and facebook.
Now this is not the first time that something like this has happened to me eh. I'm sure some of you would remember when The Newsday stole a picture of one of my boots and slapped it into an article in their newspaper without even so much as a thank you.
But this was not just a photo Ms. Coleman had stolen. The Afro Chic logo, MY logo, was something I had sketched and had a friend of mine formalise into a logo for me, sometime back in 1997. And there are three versions of the logo, the orange and black one being the one I use the most often.
The thief, Chakina Coleman, never responded to my email, but I see they have changed the pic on their facebook page, although it still remains on their twitter profile.
This morning's post by Saucy is actually a reminder for me, to go have my business name and logo formally registered so that when twitter or anyone asks for documented evidence, I do have something saying it was mine.
So doh get tie up with the Afro Chic tief and the real deal Afro Chic.
Oh, and I don't think I ever told TriniGirlBlue thanks nah...thanks chick!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Date: Saturday 28th August 2010
Place: St. John's Hall
Ronnie and Caro held their band launch last night at St. John's Hall in Port of Spain. The media launch was scheduled to begin at 11:00pm. I got there with my brother just after 10:00pm and we made our way inside to the media/VIP area. (note to self: always walk with your invite to avoid any delays at the gate).
The media/VIP had access to drinks and snacks which included meatballs, puffs, accra, celery sticks, baby carrots and cucumber.
At about 11:00pm I noticed one of the Ronnie and Caro 'regulars' carrying Peter Ray Blood to a blocked off area backstage. I realised that this must be the media launch area and followed.
I received a booklet at the door and was immediately blown away by the green costume on the cover modeled by Caro herself. As most of you know I am not a fan of green costumes for the most part, but this one was wow.
The individual costumes were displayed and I was already liking Tsunami and Go Green.
After the media launch I made my way back to the media/VIP area where I met up with Carnival Jumbie and Trinidad Events. They missed the media viewing of the costumes so we again made our way backstage to take some pics.
Shortly after we made our way stage side and awaited the start of the show.
At 12:15am the launch began with an introduction by Ronnie, as well as a dance routine.
Then the costumes came out. Each section displayed a blackline, frontline, individual and male costume with the exception of Survival of the Mexican Aztec Dancers.
First up was Guardian Angels
This white and gold section is very cute, and I think might appeal more to a younger masquerader. I really like the beading on the bras and belt. The male costume is one of the better ones and the male model had a time on stage wining dong low lo much to the delight of the crowd.
Fire on th Hills
This orange and gold section has a simple backline and a great frontline. not liking the upper arm pieces on the backline that much though. The individual model didn't seem to know what to so with herself...one minute she jumping hyper, then posing for 5 seconds and then jumping again. LOL.
Huge backpack on this individual but it looked like it was easy to maneuver.
Imagine. A green costume. That I actually like!
I really like this costume and this is one of my top picks. The men costume is simple enough. The backline, I like the belt shape and bra beading. The frontline is lovely though a little old school with that style of beads used on the arms, but I like the overall effect.
The frontline is fabulous and again another huge backpack that moved well. That model posed all on the ground for the media launch...I think she watches ANTM ;)
Survival of the Mexican Aztec Dancers
Yellow and orange with some pheasants thrown in, this is a guest section out of Toronto.
I like the unusual shape of the headpiece on the frontline and backline costume, people might get some feathers in their face if they in you way but small ting. The backpack for the frontline is cute as well and I like the movement of it. Not a fan of the appliqué and braid used on this costume too much though.
This male costume is one of the better ones and the headpiece ain't bad either. (Anyone know why the backline chick was looking like she was running away from the male model?)
This peachy section was introduced by its male model who came on and gave the audience a performance like no other! Very entertaining, down the the Bolt-esque poses. LOL. (Next time dude please wear a plain black boxers)
Not liking this colour too much, nor the coral shaped headpiece and cape, but again bead work especially on the monokini is really nice. I think the individual in this section might need a bit more something.
Blue blue my world is blueeeee!!
What can I say? It blue. I like blue. The backline sports a cape that I'm not feeling, but I like the frontline and LOVE the individual. This is also one of my top picks. I like the shape of the headpiece which give way to that wave feeling.
This is my least favorite section. I am not a fan of the red, white and blue, and when I look at it I'm thinking 4th of July and not Earthquake. The striped material is just not working for me. I really liked the shoes on the frontline model though. They were fierce!
In my top four, this black, grey and silver costume is really lovely. I dunno what was going on with the backline model who stumbled down the stage and kept holding on to her headpiece, though it was not very big at all. She even took it off and had it in her hand! I like the backpacks and headpieces on the frontline and individual. This male is just meh.
Fushia and purple and I like it. Not so much the backline with the feathered bra and belt, but I do like the frontline and the unusual shaped backpack. This is another backpack with a lot of movement and boy did the lil model move! She palance all over that stage like it was the big stage up in the Savannah! The individual backpack is similar in shape as well and the bra and belt is blinged out. The shape of the frontline headpiece look like it could be tweaked a bit as it was falling into the model's face.
Male costume, *shrug*
Initially when I saw this costume I thought "WHOA! Colour much?" as it is a LOT of colour on one costume...but as the night continued it definitely grew on me. Not a fan of the backline, but the frontline and individual headpieces and backpacks are nice. I do not like the body wear on the costumes, but I definitely get the whole "Carnival is colour vibe".
Once the launch was over, Blackie gave us a performance of his new song for 2011 "Pong Meh", then we heard from a DJ out of New York which wasn't bad at all. The music for the night was cool, soca mixed in with a little dancehall and zero techno.
Overall I would give Ronnie and Caro 4 coque feathers out of 5, for a great launch and some pretty decent costumes, plus from personal experience I know for sure they deliver a GREAT vibe on the road! While there were no "out of the box" designs, the designs for the most part definitely have appeal, with my favorite sections being Go Green, Tsunami, Bird Flu and Smoke Pollution.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Date: Friday 20th August 2010
Location: Pier 1
Cost: $210 for masqueraders
Imagine my surprise when I get an email in my inbox from ISLANDPeopleMas on Thursday evening inviting me to their media launch. This was just moments after speaking the Carnival Jumbie about the lack of an invitation. Hmmm...thanks to whoever called on mine and Jumbie's behalf and thanks IP!
Fast forward to Friday night, arrange for my drop down to the launch (who forgot me btw *coughSaucycough*) and we get there just around 9:30pm, just as the launch was about to start. I again tweeted for @TrinisceneLive on Friday and I did not have a photog for the night, so the shots I got were limited. (Next time Afro Chic and guest would be nice IP *hinthint*)
Noone told me there was going to be a race that night, or else I would have come better prepared. Dem models bolt out that curtain onto the runway and back so fast yuh could barely tweet or take a pic!
We were told that after the media launch, the launch itself would take place at 11:00pm. Great I thought, I could have time to shake my bumsee in the party lil bit before I went home. Media launch come and gone, 11:00pm come and gone, we hear launch at 12:00, which then turned into 12:30 which then turned into ridiculous.
I think if the music playing wasn't so damn good I woulda been bored outta my mind. Dat dj played the BEST music I've heard so far in all the launches that I have been too.
Finally! 1:30am and the show begins.
One time is REAL smoke on the stage, and from my vantage point up on top de balcony dat wasn't good, so wuss yet for who was stageside (as wuzdescene mentioned my camera eh have no smoke setting). The big screen dat was taking up half the stage lifts up and we see some alien creatures in silver body suits (did that dude have a camletoe?) an they o some simmy dimmy and after one long ass drawn out explanation, the first section comes on stage.
If yuh familiar with IP, yuh know the first section at the launch and on the road does always be Sonia Mack.
Quasar aka Quasi-Black Brule
This costume is lovely, but the similarities to Black Widow and Soleil Brule cannot be missed, down to the rhinestone braid and style. I love what I assume will be the individual with the skirt and all the fabric (doh set allyuh eyes and heart on this one, Sonia does have her people long beforehand). Signature Sonia Mack costume here. I counted 8 options for the females and 3 for the males.
Nice. Simple. Safe. Blue.
I like it.
I did not like the execution of the hoop design for the individual, but it was a nice concept. How yuh wining in dat? I did not get a closeup of the backline and the frontline is okay. Not a fan of that fringe, it's kind of dull, but I like the shoulder pieces.
I like this costume, and it's green! Love the materials used, not too loving the shoulder hoops though. Both frontline and backline are very pretty.
Allyuh sure Diane Hunt design this? *yawn* Boring. And the frontline model was over sour.
What/ TWO Sonia Mack sections?!?!
I like this section for some strange reason. Not that I would wear it, but I like the textured, coral like feel of shoulder pieces and face mask. And I doh mind the body piece at all.
This section is the first that looks like it fits to the theme to me. I'm not liking the netted part over the eyes, I would cut that off, and I'm not feeling that stiff headpiece either. The individual was very Lady Gaga, and I liked that.
Now come on. Ah mean really. Nice design yuh know, but I saw this a month ago in TRIBE launch man. But it was purple and they called it Persian Gold. *sigh* And wait...the hoodie too? What is dat? That being said I did not like this costume at first look, but the leg and arm pieces are fierce.
I coulda swear i tell IP retire this colour for their costumes yuh know. And doh think I missed the Jellyfish fabric style from Animal Instincts cause I didn't. Despite that I do like the overall look of this costume.
I predict that things will be bursting in IP...bursting out that is. I hope IP giving away pasties with this one. NEK-KID. I doh even think I ever see a Rio costume so nekkid.
Not a favorite of mine. The colour combo again is too familiar for me. Lovely monokini style on the individual, but lacking decoration, and I doh understand the point of that ugly monstrosity of the backpack.
Wait...when did this become a night at the Playboy mansion? What the hell? Is that lingerie? The frontline could pass with a push, but that backline, people will want to know if Yoko Fung band coming back for 2011.
IP for 2011 will have a youth oriented section targeted to the 16-20 age group. This is a great idea that I can see other bands wanting to/should pickup in the future. As far as this costume goes, it's aite. Kinda naked for teens, but some of them wear worse than that to go to the mall/cinema. Not loving the collar and headpiece though.
IP's overall presentation would have been great, had I seen it when it was scheduled to start. As it was, the endless alien appearances and robotic/alien model poses just drew out the show longer than it needed to be.
Swappi came on to entertain the crowd during the grand finale and was decked out in all white wit silver...IP should have that as a male costume, because the males were lacking for the most part, with the exception of probably Sonia Mack.
I would be hard pressed to find a costume to suit me/my taste in IP this year.
Overall I give IP's costumes 3 asteroids out of 5.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Date: Sunday 8th August 2010
Location: Queen's Park Oval - Havelock Street side
Now other than working for Triniscene again this week at YUMA's band launch, I was also invited by Ms. Danielle Jones to a special social media behind the scenes of the launch. It was not only me but Saucy Diva and Carnival Jumbie as well.
I must say the behind the scene up close and personal arrangement was really nice. It wasn't a regular backstage thing. It was a costume by costume hands on detailed look of everything before, during and even after. Even while the models were dressing we were there.
We got to speak with the models about how the costumes felt while they were wearing them. Most of the models said it was very comfortable (this despite some of the bras looking like they were about to pop some of the girls boobs).
We were allowed to take closeup shots of the costumes, just enough of a teaser to keep the interest of our twitter followers.
Once the actual costume display began, I got into my role for Triniscene and was able to look at the live feed and the feedback to each of the costumes.
I will say this before going into my review of the costumes. The live feed did not do those costumes justice AT ALL, which is not to say that the live feed was bad, but you just were not able to see the level of detail that went into the costumes, as we could being there up close and personal.
I would urge you to go into the mascamp which is located on Alcazar Street and scheduled to be opened this Saturday, and have a look at the costumes in person.
Now on to the costume review.
I honestly do not expect BBF bands to be true to a theme. I think most of them probably just design then put a name to the costume then try to match it to the theme. But das just me. Despite this, I was thinking that something like the Zodiac that it would be relatively easy to stick kinda close to the theme. And while the majority of costumes are very pretty, most of them don't really look like the zodiac sign they supposed to represent.
The basic male costumes for the most part suck. I feeling it for the men and I hope they revamp some of the sections for allyuh, seriously. And where was the Gemini male costume?
With the exception of male individual costumes, most of them were pretty sad and generic.
By the way YUMA, the men told me they would like see some male prototypes in the mas camp please and thanks. (That was pre-launch though, I eh know how they feel bout it post-launch).
Oracle - This costume is beautiful. I was not impressed when I first saw the pics of it from the media launch, but in person it is absolutely gorgeous. Lots of rhinestones winking at you in the feathers in the headpiece, and I have always been a fan of peacock feathers, especially when they have been used well.
Libra - The first thing I noticed about this costume was the frontline backpack which is identical in structure to the backpack that I almost played mas in this year...the pain is still fresh in my mind *shakes it off* Same designers yes, but that design should have taken a rest for 2011. I like the shade of yellow however.
Pisces – This shade of blue is gorgeous! Again the frontline costume with the corset and blue beaded fringe is stunning. Not too loving the headpiece but it is still very nice and I could work with it.
Virgo - Not a fan of this costume. I do not like the colour combination at all and I am not a fan of the straps attaching the top piece to the belt of the costume.
Leo - I like the use of the Kankelon hair in the headpiece of this costume, I even like the use of it on the bra, but I'm not sure how many women will want to play mas with hairy boobies. LOL.
Cancer - Loving the leg pieces on the frontline of this costume, the bikini bottom is NAKED!
Aries – This is my zodiac sign and I actually have a representation of it tattooed on my back.
I absolutely dislike this costume.
The colours do not in any form or fashion represent ANYTHING to do with Aries. Great design eh, doh get meh wrong, but I real dislike the costume colours. In my mind I would re-do this costume using the black base but with orange and yellow coque feathers. And where are the horns?!?! *sigh*
I agree 110% with this comment that was left on Saucy's blog by chris:
I am an Aries. Aries is a FIRE sign. Our colours are RED, ORANGE etc. Our sign is the RAM. So then how in the world did my sign get translated into a GREY costume?? Even with a long stretch of the imagination it does not make sense. Additionally, ARIES is the start of the Zodiac. It represents new beginnings, spring, that kind of thing. Again, GREY is not the colour associated with this at all. Ask any Aries... the LAST colours that we would be drawn to are grey or black. I find the lack of theme in this presentation annoying.
Sagittarius - Not liking this section too much. Another brown section which is just okay, it didn't really wow me. I do like the mohawk headpiece though and the models were fierce.
Aquarius - A very pretty costume and a great design as it does remind me of water. Not sure that netting is for people who are bigger than the model who wore it, cause I did notice that there was a tear when she was backstage changing after the show. But this particular shade of blue also gives me horrible flashbacks *shudder*
Gemini - I like the design of the frontline with the belt high on the waist to display the decorated panty, but I have never really seen a green costume that I loved.
Capricorn – Love the black and gold. Love the chains. Love the sleeves on the frontline costume. I could see the individual in some pants of the same sleeve material with some liquid leggings underneath. A huge headpiece with horns, additional coque feathers and maybe even some pheasant feathers! But das just me.
Taurus – Great detail on this costume. Loving the amount of gems and rhinestones on this costume, the individuals are great, (having only been made that day)
loving the sheer pants and horns...b
ut Xi'an called and they want their armpieces back.
Scorpio - OMG! the red faceted gem used on this costume absolutely works! This is one of the few sections I watch and see that what it represents. I feel like I going to get bite. Great costume. I hearing some of allyuh on the Blue Cottinga reference, but I eh seeing it.
Overall I would give YUMA's female costumes 8 coque feathers out of 10.
The men costumes get 2 boardshorts out of 10. Please give the men something more, PLEASE.
Unlike wuzdescene I really really did not like the music, as I have always said, if it is a Carnival bandlaunch, I want to hear soca. Only soca. Whole night.
I did not get to party much post-launch but it looked as if people for the most part were enjoying themselves, and like the music didn't bother them as much as it did me.
I'm not sure about the overall look of the band on the road with having 3 brown hued sections ans 2 red, but I do think they will make an impact on the masqueraders.
Much thanks to YUMA for specially inviting bloggers to the launch, it was really a great experience! Maybe some others would take a page out of YUMA's book?
Oh gosh! how could I fogrget to thank my photog who took pics for me stage side while I was upstairs tweeting. Thanks Mys! :D
If you not fedup of seeing pics as yet, you can check mine out HERE on photobucket.