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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Carnival Connections….



Your eyes meet across the crowded bar at a fete, you smile, he smiles backs. She steals a wine, you oblige before she escapes yet again to turn up at another fete, another time. It must be serendipity that you both are playing mas in the same band… same section. Yet somehow you let the person slip away without a name, a phone number or even an email address… blame it on the alcohol!

If any of you have seen my Facebook status the past few days you must be thinking I have gone insane; yes folks I am looking for a man! Not for myself, of course, but for a Carnival lover who happened to run into a guy she met in 2008; he was blessed then by a sweet wine in a fete, and a memory was created. Fast forward to 2009, she again sees him at various fetes and even on the road for 2009 yet though they chat, dance and keep running into each other, they part ways not even establishing a follow up connection. The hunt is on to find this mystery guy, feel free to “macco” my Facebook profile and check out his photo.

While pursuing this matter on behalf of my friend I was encouraged to write today’s post by others who are also seeking out a Carnival sweetie…..much like the “I SEE YOU” segment in some City Newspapers!

If you will like to make a Carnival Connection send in a photo of the person you would like to get in contact with via email : trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com. Please use "Carnival Connection" as the subject of the email.

I will publish the photo in a subsequent post on the blog. Do not worry your identity will be safe with me and will not be revealed on the blog. If there is a connection all correspondence will be done via email.

So if you are seeking THAT special someone who you just cannot get off your mind now that Carnival is over, don’t be shy send in their photo! Hopefully someone somewhere will see the person and send out the S.O.S. that they are being sought!

*please note that photo used is for illustrative purposes only and masqueraders pictured are NOT looking for a Carnival Connection!

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2009 Photos - Updated.

Carnivalscene has a Gallery up with TRIBE Monday pics and have started individual section galleries, Brazilian Macaw, Caged Canary,Blue Tanager, Kiskadee, Pheasant, Ruby Topaz and Spangled Cotinga. They also have a Harts gallery as well.

Trinisoca has photos from Carnival Tuesday.

Izatrini has a Flickr Gallery of photos on the road with TRIBE.

Toronto Lime has photos up from Carnival Monday and Tuesday (two sets of galleries) and also a VERY nice video compilation of the bands crossing the Savannah stage in their Carnival 360. The video can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

I think I saw EVERYONE I know in that video!!

I stumbled upon some photographs of Harts on Carnival Power as well as various Carnival photos on Mayaro Beach. Watever.com has lots of photos of Spice. Also someone sent me photos of TRIBE after party in Jenny's Car Park, check it out here.

Several Carnival Bands Facebook groups also have photos up:

Pulse 8

Elements

Mc Farlane

Another Facebook Group dedicated to Carnival Faces has some great shots as well.

Triniscene has photos from TRIBE, Island People and Pulse 8 Monday and also Tuesday photos of Spice, TRIBE, Pulse 8, Elements and Island People.

NY Caribbean Vibes has photos of TRIBE Monday and Tuesday.

Zorce
has Carnival Monday and Tuesday photos of TRIBE.

Wee Ting has galleries of TRIBE, Evolution and Legacy.

Island Box has photos of Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Trinicrew has Monday and Tuesday photos of Island People.

Mr Grind has Monday and Tuesday photos.

Lizzard Blizzard has TRIBE Monday and Island People Tuesday photos.

Trini Stars
features galleries of several bands.

Soca News
also has Carnival Photos.

Trinipulse
has loaded their Carnival Monday and Tuesday Photos.

Digital Photo Center
has Carnival Monday and Tuesday Photos.
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