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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ONE Madness...

A little birdie whispered to me that WITCO's ONE fete carded for January 17th 2009 is going to take a massive jump in price from $400.00 to $600.00TT!!! Keep in mind that in 2007, last year, this fete was $250.00.

Prices of fetes so far for 2009:
Soka in Moka - $475.00
Hilarians/Bishops Fete - $650.00
ONE Fete - $600.00

Prices of fetes for 2008:
Soka in Moka - $400.00
Hilarians/ Bishops Fete - $500.00
ONE fete - $400.00

Sources say that the price increase is possibly due to the fact that Machel HD is rumoured to have doubled his price! I mean, I really love seeing Machel for the Carnival season but for 2009 it will be at the cheapest option possible! Whereas my costume budget I can justify in terms of what the experience means to me versus what I actually pay for, I cannot justify paying almost $100.00US for an all- inclusive fete when I get such few hours of enjoyment out of it, not to mention I am not having alcohol in January and it is so early in the season too both!! How many other fetes can I attend if my average fete budget (per couple) is $1000 a couple!?!

If prices keep on this trend I can surely and SAFELY say that I will not be patronizing any of these fetes in January, unless I am getting in for free!

Still looking for a costume?

Carnival Junction is the go to website for costume resales as well as to post costume wanted ads; this medium has been a lifesaver to many a person looking for a costume as well as for those wanting to get rid of one. For 2009 there is another website offering the service of posting your costume called "Fine ah Ban" (get it?).

There are only a few postings as I guess not many people are aware that another site exists outside of Carnival Junction and surprise, surprise ALL costumes posted are still available as of right this very minute; Rays of Light, Paradisus, Ruby Topaz and Heavenly Skies.

So if you are looking for a costume or have a costume for sale check out Fine ah Ban HERE as well as Guided Video Tour on how to use the website, cool!

I need a woman by my side.....

Oh my goodness, check out this advertisement placed on Craiglist:

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"Looking for a fit Trini woman for travel to the Trinidad Carnival 2009. The ideal woman will be aged 35 – 55 and fit. [Lots of parties!!!!!!!!] I am a fit Trini. Reply with a recent picture and I will send one to you."

Talk about carrying sand to the beach !!!!
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