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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Carnival 2007 in Hindsight

Taking a page from Trini by Injection’s post, now that Carnival is behind us these are the lessons I learned for Carnival 2007:

  • When choosing a band and registering for a costume be responsible for no one else but you; let friends fend for themselves.
  • TRIBE’s boy shorts are super sexy, order a pair with the costume which saves you the hassle of having to find an exact matching pair.
  • Do not look at the costume of your choice so much that you get sick of it; familiarity breeds contempt.
  • Samaroos is the best place for tights. I was robbed $15.00 by Micles for the exact same tights I got at Samaroos for cheaper!
  • When measuring for Carnival boots measure the bigger foot!
  • It is super easy to decorate said Carnival boots on your own; thanks to Afro Chic for the instructions.
  • Super long Diva Eyelashes look great but are a pain in the ass! Next time choose more natural looking lashes at a manageable length.
  • Do it yourself makeup looks as good as a professional, after all it is Carnival and you can get very creative.
  • Eyelash glue holds jewels in place just as good as spirit gum!
  • Fix it spray helps your makeup last longer and it is not vain to walk with lip stick, eye shadow or glitter for touch ups later in the day.
  • Don’t use powder during the day to get rid of oiliness on your face; blotting sheets are your best friend!
  • Park as close as possible to Stanmore Avenue (or wherever the band leaves from) I swear I walked too much this Carnival just getting to and from meeting the band! Parking by the lunch stop on Tuesday was brilliant!
  • Don’t be late in meeting the band on Monday (you can probably take your chances on Tuesday) having to call friends in the band to find out their location and play catch up is not how you want to start the morning.
  • A cell phone is the most important accessory on the road!
  • Being to the back of the band is a bitch!
  • Feteing for free is still the motto for 2008, nothing better than getting complimentary tickets to a fete!!!!
  • If you must pay for a fete choose wisely, just because a fete is expensive does not mean it is worth it. Witco ONE Fete was one of the best all-inclusive I have been to in years because it was value for money, and they had Machel HD!
  • Stay away from any fete advertised on 96.1!
  • If you want tickets for Diamond Vale breakfast party place your “order” from now! Tickets go on sale in December and are gone faster than a fart in the wind.
  • For 2008 do not miss Salybia fete, I have resigned myself to having to pay just to experience this phenomena myself.
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