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Friday, March 30, 2012

Trinidad Carnival 2013: band launch season warming up with Roam Mas and TRIBE

Check out the teasers for the coming launches of these bands' 2013 costume themes!  TRIBE, in true Trini style, is the ultimate tease, with just the image to make you guess for a while what the actual theme will be...

More on the way stay tuned!









Monday, March 26, 2012

Trinidad Carnival 2013: Flights NY to Port of Spain Wed Feb 6 to Ash Wed Feb 13!

Spread the word...

group booking for next year for direct flights from JFK - POS Feb 6 -13th Wed-Wed.

Total is $555 if booked by April 16.

If you are interested the deposit is only $104 and the balance is due 60 days before departure.  These prices include paypal fees. 



Note to existing clients: you do not have to use this it is just an option for those who don't mind connecting out of JFK in New York!  You can buy the domestic connection from where you are to JFK later!

The deposit to reserve your seat on this flight is NOT the same as the travel planning service fee to have me arrange any part of your travel for you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2012: TUESDAY MAS! THE BEAUTY, THE GLAMOUR...CARNIVAL IS WE TIME!

Tuesday Mas - WICKEDDDDD my costume from headpiece to the peel and stick glitter eye makeup to the costume to the boots looked very amazing. It was quite gratifying to have masqueraders as well as strangers and professional photographers asking me what band it was and telling me how nice I looked...proving once and for all it doesn't have to be TRIBE, Bliss, Harts, YUMA, or Islandpeople for it to be an excellent costume! I was happy to tell them my band is D'KREWE. :)
Not so amazing...the delays and delays with picking up the special order part of the costume (monokini, and a frontline headpiece for a backline order)...seems no matter what i end up collecting in full on Sunday so I will just stop scheduling Saturday as my pickup day if D'Krewe is my band and make up my mind that Sunday is the day for costumes and j'ouvert...also not so amazing...camera stolen in transit...and allllll my tuesday mas pics are on it. smh. I have pics on other people camera i am sure but as i was also photographer for my band and had really nice pics of not just me but the whole band AND VIDEO of us on the road and crossing savannah stage (i got to remain on stage for every section to tape/shoot them)...it's a serious problem. Hoping offering some money will get me at least the memory card back and the a-hole who took it can have the camera. smh. *UPDATE camera and memory card in it recovered! Hence the posts! Yay!*


[QUOTE=SWAGGERIFIC] [B]HERE IS MINES[/B]




Overall this was a great season for the Groovy, most of the artists were good with Kerwin being one of the standouts...


You could have counted the good power tunes on 5 of your fingersnext year we doing it again![/B][/QUOTE]

^^^this!




And...costumes were wicked this year, even ones not expected to look that great came out HAWT...except YUMA's goldeneye...errr glad I actually let that section miss me it looked very forgettable on the road. Bejewelled Blitz didn't look very blinged out either... (I tend to either want to play with D'Krewe or YUMA and was going to be in Goldeneye ONLY cause I didn't see beautiful Luxor backline til after the fact!)

Seems many bands had costume drama (bliss complaints bout sizes, yuma complaints bout various tings, my band - d'krewe - was HELLA late with the costumes and messed up my schedule for when to be done with that so I could be uploading pics and liming and other things!...I mean 2 and 3 times coming back to sort it out, and heard a certain large band's shipments of brassieres/etc had issues and they had a last minute re-order that was killing availability of things and hands for other bands.)




Seems many bands had FOOD drama. Last year no issues with food, this year people in YUMA actually didn't get fed, and people in my band got fed, but some had to wait on round 2 of food to come to the truck...wth was going on with food this year?


And they were rationing too last year i came late and still got breakfast in between on the road... this year they cutting off the food band as you get your lunch...that's it for you.



Costumes hot, groovy vibes rocked the place, and for the first time everywhere I went i was stopped to take pictures with people, dem friend, dem child, dem man (yes a girl asked me to take a pic with HIM that was...weird! lol)...and even people in TRIBE, Bliss and Harts costumes were asking me what band my costume was from and saying how nice it was...costume must have really been two and three times hotter than I thought it was cause people acted like it was an individual or something, last year i dont' think anyone went out of their way to take pics, this year is like a spotlight wherever i was walking...the headpiece kept bringing that same effect in the airport too! And the BOOTS big up Niecy's Custom Designs boots sell OOFFFFFFF.

 courtesy Pernella Rajcoomar

 

Learned this year that leaving first thing wednesday morning especially as someone who has business to sort out as part of her carnival responsibilities is a HORRIBLE idea...if i had only had downtime before takeoff to get the pictures off my camera and blogged or at least on Picasa I would not be having the mini-nightmare I'm having now...plus, i actually made friends that i kept in touch with all year, male and female, and did not get to link with them unless i ran into them by accident...not cool...if i had stayed wednesday i would have been able to put in some face time and ensure the picture thing sort out... coming friday not so bad but can't leave on a wednesday again i need a down day to handle the blog and safeguard the pictures an ting...smh.



But i did learn carnival can still be wicked even if it's a groovy year and not a year of lots of power soca...



And i didn't even cover every experience...imagine if i had been there longer? lol

For the rest of pictures see the Eloquence, Inc. Tuesday Mas Facebook album!

Videos are slowwwwwly creeping up behind the pictures, stay tuned to http://www.youtube.com/eloquenceinc they are coming I promise!


For the videos click HERE!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2012: J'OUVERT & MONDAY MAS!

J'ouvert...Silver Mudders...showed up and got concerned after jumping ship from Chocolate City cause place was DEAD QUIET like ghost town...truck was late, real late. But it got wicked a girl was giving the oil massages so you could get mudded up, and one woman asked where the MEN to give the women massages? I said she had a point...so I went and got me one. He was SO cute and barely spoke English...and soon after he volunteered a nex one came to oil me up too...people started coming over wondering wait WHAT going on here??? lmao


Got my silver mud everywhere from head to foot.

Some girl was onsite cutting up and sexy-ing up the shirts. Thanks to her cause i have zero creativity in that department.


When our trucks showed up and powered up the vibes jumped way up and stayed up! Had a wicked time on the road! And is like some kind of rule that I must meet one of the sexiest men for all of carnival during j'ouvert...it happen last year and it happen this year...man came out of nowhere and chemistry was so instant and strong it hurt...we just leaned on each other with foreheads touching and wined and talked in that same pose like 2 lovebirds for the longest...only separate to exchange numbers...then the vibes was getting too strong so I was like okay we...we...we need to...*had memory problems rocking all connected to him like that*... we need to GO, we getting lost in our own little world and the trucks leaving us.

He was dangerous. Shorter than me and brown and absolutely the effing sexiest thing I saw all morning, including passing me in other bands (and Chocolate City had some nice looking things crossing my eyesight!)...whew.

Okay what was I saying?

Came back to meeting point, some man volunteer to spray the mud off me...fun tings. :)

Ate, drank more, was merry...HYPE...what!
Cleaned up properly at the guesthouse and no time for SLEEP what is that??? BACK out on the road in Monday mas finest with D'Krewe!



Monday Mas - dem shorts this year was rather...small...put the HOT back in hot shorts. Vibes nice on the road. Not so nice that i ran out of memory almost immediately and had to waste like 2 hours back at the guesthouse clearing out pics to make room for monday!






D'Krewe's King presentation above by bandleader Roland St. George WON King of Trinidad Carnival 2012!


For the VIDEOS click here!
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