What do you think of the recent information uncovered by Saucy re: Pekar India supplying mas bands?
Is this information you think should be made available to masqueraders?
Do you have knowledge of this gentleman? Have you ever used/sourced materials from Pekar India?
If yes, can you confirm that Pekar India's materials superior or inferior?
Thank Much. AC
Most of us have to go through a middle man usually out of the U.S. So whatever cost that may have been posted would not include air freight to the U.S. and clear their customs first, then an added fee for the agent then to freight forward it to Trinidad .duty,and VAT. not to mention as I have said before cost of head pieces ( which can be more expensive than the whole costume) music, security, bar, year round running cost that has to be added on. I have dabbled in importing costumes from abroad, but don't anymore. Not speaking for anyone other than myself, generally I find imports inferior to the costumes made locally. Usually To be able to order direct from India and China the quantities have to be a lot. And even though I am hear to give the point of view of the bandleaders, I can not always defend the unscrupulous ones.But like I said I don't import complete costumes. So I will leave this topic here.
I will like to know what is the response to the blog Trinidad Carnival Diary among the mas fraternity?
Are bandleaders,designers and others involved with Carnival paying any attention to the opinions of this one woman called "Saucy?".
Do you think the blog is a positive or negative addition to Carnival?
This is a busy week for me, so that's all for now. Hope to hear more from you all next week.