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Friday, November 10, 2006

Regarding the Sizing Issue

I got an email today asking for some help in securing a section in TRIBE. The author says that she and her friends would like to play with TRIBE or Island People but her "plus sized" friends are having difficulty securing a costume in either band. So, I asked her several questions regarding the size issue specifically pertaining to TRIBE since it was the first I heard of this and also because I registered a "plus sized" friend myself in Fireman with no problems. Then, I got another email later today from another young lady with the same problem!

That led me to calling TRIBE to clear up this alleged size discrimination only to understand,like I suspected, that TRIBE is in fact making costumes for all sizes and to the masqueraders' measurements.

Other bands have costumes already sized so it is a case of finding your size in the remaining sections but I can safely say this is not the case with TRIBE and NO, I am not their P.R. representative.

Fact is these young ladies, all read my blog and really want to play mas next year so I hope they will read this (before they get my email in response) call the mas camp as soon as they can and get a costume in one of these sections which are still open:

Pierrot Grenade
Bat
Imp
Majorette

TRIBE's phone contact is 1-868-625-6800

Stephen Derek Launches Amazonia




Photos: Frankie Moreno

Today's PULSE section of the Trinidad Guardian features, among other entertainment tid bits, the launch of Stephen Derek's 2007 presentation "Amazonia". The following is an excerpt from that article, click the PULSE link to read more:

"Held two Sunday’s ago at The Mas Camp Pub in Woodbrook, the Amazonia launch offered guests 15 colourful sections at what was a well organised event.

Among Derek’s special guests on the evening were designer Lisa Mollineaux, former King of Carnival Tony Alleng, his brother Andrew, and veteran mas craftsman Pascall Ramkissoon.

Aside from the beautiful costumes on display and good music for dancing, there was also excellent food from caterer Dune Ali of Rib House fame."

©2005-2006 Trinidad Publishing Company Limited

One of These Things is Not Like the Other



Take a good look at the photo above (click on it to make it bigger), it's a page from the TRIBE unleashed magazine for 2006 Carnival, which I enjoy flipping through ever so often because I always see something I missed before or recognise someone I know. Well, it was with great humour that last night, while looking at the magazine yet again, I noticed a costume in that group which does not belong to TRIBE!

I wonder how the keen eye of the photo editor did not realise that the costume is in fact one of Island People's for 2006 from the section "Guardian of Hope".

Just thought I would share that little joke!
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