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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ask Wyatt.....

Since Wyatt Gallery, one of the members of Island People Mas has "outed" me and has now joined in the little blog community I have decided to create a space where you guys can ask him all the questions you might have about Island People Mas or even offer a suggestion or two.

Wyatt, I prefer to be incognito since I do not want any familiarity to prejudice what I have to say; you should know from the forum of old that I tend to speak my mind so that is not going to change. However, I will try my best to temper the sometimes caustic comments with some constructive criticism as I would very much like your supporters to have an excellent time with Island People. Though the band versus band war is at times crazy with the respective supporters hurling piccong, insults et al I am sure that at the end of the day what we all want is value for our money, since the costume is not cheap,to get what was advertised and enjoy our Carnival to the fullest!

So, my first suggestion would be that last year I had a difficult time trying to register a young Lady in Jewel of the Nile because costume viewing was taking place simultaneously. Hopefully this year a procedure can be implemented where costume viewing takes place a few days before registration and then when registration starts it will be the only focus at the mas camp. Also you need several computer stations for registration so that the crowd or people waiting can be processed quickly. My main gripe was seeing that long line snaking around stone street and the "bouncers" letting in two people at a time to take their leisurely time looking at costumes before registration.

All the other comments/questions on service I will leave to your masqueraders as they told me I did not play with Island People therefore I cannot comment from a "first hand" point of view. To them, and any one else who wants to leave a comment, be nice since I think Wyatt is doing some excellent P.R. by coming to the blog and being very patient with your questions. Like Dolli, I am impressed!


EDITED TO ADD:


Before this space gets swamped with too many questions, my suggestion is that comments/suggestions be left HERE (under the comments section) and any questions you have for Wyatt be sent to : photos@wyattgallery.com

Island People teaser ...

Ladies, if Goddess of the Chase is not within your reach and you are considering playing with Island People news HOTT of the press is that the frontline headpiece for Zebra will give Goddess of the Chase a run for it's money!! If you cannot handle all that headgear Egret is another section to watch, I was told these two sections are the top two picks.

More Band Launching pics - Ronnie & Caro and D Krewe

It has been two weeks since their launch, however more photos of Ronnie and Caro's 2008 debut can be seen at Triniscene.com, Islandevents.com and trinicrew.com.

Down the islands - Ronnie and Caro


Pirates -
Ronnie and Caro


From their vantage point at the end of the runaway Islandevents.com had some stellar shots of costumes from D Krewe's VIP launch of their 2008 presentation "Love Is". You can get a much better, detailed view of the costumes than from my photos. trinicrew.com also has two galleries of of photos as well as triniscene.com. D Krewe's public band launching is scheduled to take place on September 15th.

Love is ...Honeymoon - D krewe


Love is...a Fling- D Krewe



PHOTO SOURCE:
www.triniscene.com
www.islandevents.com

Myths of Babylonia by Peter Elias

Many people have been wondering over the absence of Peter Elias section "Myths of Babylonia" from TRIBE's website. For those who are interested in this section here are some photos of the costumes.
FEMALE COSTUME






MALE COSTUME (click for larger view)


Though there isn't a price for the male costume as yet the female is priced as follows:

Myths of Babylonia
Female option A (short skirt) $3295.00TT /$550.00US
Female Option B (long skirt) add $200.00TT/ $33.00US

Now, I was waiting patiently for the price of this costume to see just how much this all fabric number was going to cost masqueraders as Jean and Dinah of 2007 was the most expensive costume. Once again, Peter's section still retains the title of THE most expensive backline/regular costume of the lot at $3495.00 for the long skirt option! Titania with all the additions of collar, skirt and wings will set you back a cool $3599.00 but those items are elective, added at the masqueraders discretion, as the basic costume is priced at $2999.00. With "Myths of Babylonia" the real mystery is how a costume with no feathers, no beads, no lavish headpiece and no indication of using Versace fabric can be so exorbitantly priced for what it is!

I cannot wait to see the price of his male costume. From the drawing it looks like a nod to the movie "300" and with those hot shorts and barely there chest piece I hope the men of that section display fine, chiseled (even air brushed) abs, toned legs and glutes needed to pull off that costume! I also heard that shields and swords can be added to the male costume at an additional cost. Anyone saying "Spartans!!!"??


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