CONTACT US: trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com
Switch to mobile site HERE

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Secret of Silk Section Lineup... Sort Of



This year in the  infamous "Outwitted, Outmaneuvered, Outplayed" post where I threw a cyber tantaturm about TRIBE's  proposed section lineup, which led to consequences beyond expectation, followers of this blog were surprised that the section lineup meant THAT much to me.

Well, as in all things Carnival I take the placement of my section very, very seriously. I have observed certain trends with TRIBE over the years of where certain designers/section leaders' sections are placed as well as which sections always follow a particular truck and which sections tend to bring up the rear.

My theories were all thrown out the window for Carnival 2009 as I did not factor in the President's section choice, which led the band,  sponsored sections that wanted to be placed near the front or even the fact that certain designers made a fuss at being in the back (see I am not the only one!)

So for Carnival 2010 I have NEW theories on what the lineup might look like; some things will remain the same, Lana Nobrega's section will always be in the cluster with the Hypa Hoppa truck and the President's section will be to the front, while others will change.

 I am guessing that in fairness to sections that were in the back half of the band for a few years there will be a rotation putting designers closer to the front. And as a certain designer had all THREE of their sections in the top 5 for 2009, I am sure at least 2 of that designer's sections will be in the back next year. Popularity of sections has nothing to do with the lineup so do not expect the sections that sold out first to be closer to the front!

So, based on certain information, theories and speculation here is my proposed section line up for TRIBE 2010:

Cluster 1
1. Xi Ling Shi
2.Mulberry

Cluster 2
3.Osage
4. Silk of Rajasthan

Cluster 3
5.Zari
6. Habotai

Cluster 4
7.Mystery of Loulan
8. Charmeuse

Cluster 5
9.Serica
10.Lapis Lazuli
11.Threads of Morocco

Cluster 6
12. Tyrian Purple
13.Eri

As for where my section falls in this proposed lineup, not to the back I can tell you for sure! After being section #5 this year I am ok with not being section # 1 every year. What made the experience even better was that security ensured all sections crossed the judging point in order.

My fears were that after the first couple sections passed the judging area that  the rest of sections would cross in one big melee as happened in 2008; thankfully that did not occur this year. Now I am not saying I would be happy in cluster 5 or cluster 6 , truth be told I would be estatic in cluster 1 or 2 and happy enough in cluster 3 or 4, anything beyond that well....

So, lets hear YOUR proposed section lineup; where you would ideally like your section to be placed, any preferences for being to the front or back of the band and why? Leave me a comment!


Copyright Notice:
All photos and original articles by the author of this site are copyright of www.trinidadcarnivaldiary.com therefore all rights are reserved. Original content found within this Web site are protected by international copyright laws. No content of any type from this site may be sold, republished, modified, uploaded, reformatted or copied without the express consent of www.trinidadcarnivaldiary.com Should you require to use any of the material originally published on www. trinidadcarnivaldiary.com for personal or public use please e-mail trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com

Disclaimer

It is important to impress that the views reflected by this blog are mine alone and not necessarily views held by Triniscene. You cannot contact Triniscene and ask for their assistance in swaying or monitoring anything that is written on this blog.

All Content is for informational purposes only. I make reasonable efforts to ensure the completeness and accuracy of all content of the blog. However, I do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of any information on this blog. There are various risks you assume in relying on the Content. We make reasonable efforts to provide accurate Content on the blog, but at times I may not promptly update or correct the blog even if I am aware that it is inaccurate, outdated or otherwise inappropriate.

While at times, I highlight certain services, websites, merchandise and such, I do not endorse any product. Nor do I use this blog to sell any merchandise. Also, I DO NOT endorse or encourage any products, costumes or services advertised on the conversation box (e.g. cbox). Neither do I endorse the opinions of, or warrant the accuracy of facts or other Content contributed by, any third party. I am not liable for any action you take or decision you make in reliance on any Content.

As a result, I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF THE ITEMS ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF THE LISTINGS, THE ABILITY OF SELLERS TO SELL ITEMS OR THE ABILITY OF BUYERS TO BUY ITEMS. I cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. You should look to the seller for any refunds, credits or adjustments to a transaction. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND OFFER NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, REGARDING YOUR TRANSACTION WITH ANY INDIVIDUAL SELLER(S) OR ANY PARTS YOU PURCHASE FROM A SELLER, OR ANY INFORMATION, INCLUDING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, YOU GIVE TO A SELLER.

Trinidadcarnivaldiary.com does not assume copyright for images used that are not owned by Trinidadcarnivaldiary.com, such images are used only to illustrate a point or when they are relevant to an article written by the author of Trinidadcarnivaldiary.com .If you are the owner of the image and would like it removed please contact trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com