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Monday, February 16, 2009

Island People Line Up!!

Thank you to the masquerader who just sent me Island People's line up along with a brief review of collection and photos of the goody bag.. exercise mat? WOW!:

I just came from Island People's collection and here is the official order of the band along with some pics of the goodie bag and its contents. The female goodie bag has an added exercise mat complete with IP logo :)

They really did a WONDERFUL job this year and my costume looks EXACTLY like the prototype. The entire process was also very smooth (made easy by the fact that there were only a handful of us there this morning). The staff was very courteous and professional and we were in and out in less than 15mins.

Kudos to the Island People team and I cannot wait for Monday & Tuesday (rain, rain go away...come again some other day lol)

Band Line-up:

Chapter 1- Paradisius
Chapter 2 - Heavenly Sky

Chapter 3 - Chocolate & Caramel
Chapter 4 - Dream

Chapter 5 - Ocean Whispers
Chapter 6 - Angel Falls
Chapter 7 - Afrodisiac...WOOT WOOOT

Chapter 8 - Rays of Light
Chapter 9 - Touch

Chapter 10 -Midnight Bloom
Chapter 11 - Natural Mystic

Chapter 12 - Carnival
Chapter 13 - Love

Jamboree postponed.. again

Please note the new date and times:
After careful consideration and to ensure patrons are afforded the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy themselves at the annual Jamboree Sunday event in Valsayn North, the Jamboree management have decided to host the Jamboree Sunday event on Saturday 21st February 2009 from 4pm to midnite.

Same great fete……….brand new date !!

All tickets purchased for the Sunday 15th February event will be honoured for the Saturday 21st February event.

Adequate flooring will be installed for your safety and convenience due to the unusual inclement weather being experienced at this time of year and you can expect all other contingencies will be put in place for your continued convenience and enjoyment.

For those patrons unable to attend the Saturday 21st February event, refunds can be sought at Toddlers to Teens, Santa Maria Plaza, 13 Mucurapo Road, Port of Spain on Wednesday 18th February between 10am to 4pm.

Due to the current circumstances, the previously advertised Rainforest all-inclusive event for the same date will be postponed till a future date. All tickets purchased will be refunded via committee members.

Thanks for your kind cooperation and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 21st February from 4pm for the annual Jamboree Sunday event in Valsayn North.

Bunji, Faye Ann and the Asylum Band have now been added to the cast..

Jamboree management

Africa Distribution Schedule

AFRICA is ready!

Costume distribution begins today, Mon 16th February
Distribution will take place at the Mac Farlane Mas Camp
49 Rosalino St. Woodbrook.
Ph: 868-628-4168

From 12noon to 8pm daily!

Distribution schedule:







Are you happy with your costume..take two?

Last year there were some major issues with costumes in TRIBE, no one can forget the Silver Mist fiasco or even the fact that some sections (Isis option B, Sun Goddess) had smaller headpieces than what was advertised. Then there was the Mystique drama of the missing frontline wings that were never delivered and the headpieces that were VERY late in getting to the masqueraders.

One would hope that the designers and producers learned from 2008 and 2009 would see costumes delivered to the masquerader just as advertised. So far everyone I know who has collected their costume is very happy, loving the fact that the costume looks like what was modeled at the launch, in some cases the costumes look even better upclose. I am totally in LOVE with my costume, it is gorgeous, as well the other costumes that I have seen are very nice and look like the prototype; no surprises.

Unfortunately two masqueraders in Pheasant Frontline wrote me yesterday to say that they were both disappointed in their costume:

Dear Saucy,

I am writing to let you know how very disappointed I am with Tribe this year.

I am a Peasant front line masquerader and I collected my costume on Tuesday only to be informed that my backpack was not ready and that I would be contacted and it would be delivered in 3 days... I am still waiting to be contacted, and I have not yet gotten my backpack.

This service is beyond poor since I have spent US$1000 on this costume. Also, the costume is gold when it was shown as bronze, the workmanship is very poor and the neck piece is a thin piece of cardboard with 6 strings attached. It is NOTHING like the prototype.

Disappointed Tribe Masquerader

Dear Saucy,

I am writing to inform you as a fellow tribe masquerader about my unhappy situation. I paid tribe $6,000.00 (before costume collection date, I might add), only to realize on Tuesday when it was Pheasant scheduled pick up that my back pack for the frontline was not ready. I said okay calmly as they reassured me that Saturday for the latest the rest of my costume would be delivered to me. It is Saturday night at 8:40 and still no call, or email from Tribe. To add insult to injury, when I received my costume the colour of the waist band and bra top was not the same as advertised in their book or mas camp. It is not a bronze gold but an ugly very yellow gold. Yuck?! Not to mention the neck piece and arm bands are completely different to the frontline picture shown on their website. I am very disappointed with Tribe this year after playing with them for the past 4 years and never having any problems. This is also the first year I decided to play in the frontline.... what a bad decision to spend that kind of money to be treated this way.

Thanks for hearing me out,

a VEX phesant frontline

Now since I am a bit detail oriented and examine all the costumes over and over I distinctly remember Pheasant being gold, however in the "professional" photographs it definitely shows as more bronze than gold and is misleading in expectations of the colour:

TRIBE Brochure:

TRIBE Launch (taken by me)

TRIBE Website

TRIBE Mas camp (taken by me)

And these are the photographs of the costume taken by one of the disappointed and vex Frontline Pheasant masqueraders after she collected on Tuesday:

To me there is a slight difference in the shade of gold, maybe it is the lighting, but I can see if you were expecting the costume to be bronze how the gold could be jarring. On another note the necklace is not as full or as wide the prototype and the bra is missing some of the gold beads; I am only seeing three where the prototype has six. Other than that the costume, in my opinion, looks just as decorated as the original.

What the masqueraders also expressed to me was the fact that there was a lack of communication from the mas camp as to when their backpack would be ready, as they were told "three days" from Tuesday and up to Saturday had received no communication as to when they would be able to collect. A situation I can empathize with them in as I had the same thing happen to me and my back pack last year.

On a good note, I was informed that last night one of the masqueraders did get a call to collect her back pack and she said " it was just as expected... no surprises thankfully! "

So for all of you who have collected so far, are you happy with your costume? Anything missing? Are there less beads or feathers than the prototype ? Let me hear your thoughts, leave a comment!

Jamboree Sunday now Jamboree Monday!

Can you believe it is STILL raining? Yesterday saw another wet Sunday so much so that Jamboree Sunday had to be postponed until tonight:

This is to confirm that due to the inclement weather the Jamboree Sunday fete has been moved to Monday 16th February 2009 from 9pm till.......the artists Destra and Shurwayne are pumped-up and ready to mash up the place !!

The promoters will be installing flooring throughout the venue to ensure patrons have a fun time with little or no inconvenience.

All pre-purchased tickets will be honoured at the door on Monday night.

For all patrons that cannot make it due to previous commitments the management will be refunding tickets on Wednesday 18th February at Toddlers to Teens, Santa Maria Plaza, 13 Mucurapo Rd, Port of Spain between 10am to 4pm.

Come see Destra, Allison Hinds, Saucy Shurwayne and Maxi Priest
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