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2010 Trinidad Carnival - TRIBE Ignite

Greetings peeps, Kermit D. Frog here bringing you coverage from Trinidad Carnival 2010. After barely escaping Snowmageddon in Washington, DC, I found myself at my first carnival event for the season, Tribe’s Ignite. Since I had only arrived in Trinidad earlier that afternoon, my plan was to fete like a madman for the 5 days left in the carnival season and Ignite would be the warm-up party that kicked off the frenzy.

Having been to Ignite before, I knew that this would really be a warm-up. This was not the type of fete where the attendees would be jumping and waving and wining en masse. This was a nice fete, with nice pretty people all jamming nicely and having a nice time but not really wining too hard. Now mind you, this was no tourist party! This was bonafide fete and while the majority of the crowd would be dressed more to impress than to wine, I fully expected to enjoy myself and to use the night to immerse myself in the carnival vibe and set the tempo for the rest of the weekend and, true to its name, Ignite did just that.

As usual, Ignite was held in Jenny’s Car Park and when I arrived around midnight, the fete was in full swing. After getting my cup and making a toast to open my carnival season, I made a round of the party to see what was going on. As is the custom with Tribe events, the eye candy was in full effect. The ladies were as beautiful as they were plentiful and before I knew it I was seeing spots dancing before my eyes. It took me a few seconds to realize that these spots were actually flashes from my camera which, unknown to me, I had apparently begun using. I guess my subconscious stalkerrazziness felt I was taking too long with the drinking and walking and gapeing and thus I was sticking, and so had decided to take over with the picture taking in order that you my readers not miss out on any of the sights.

What can I say about the fete that is not captured in the pics? Not very much my peeps; what you see is what I saw. The people chilling were as relaxed and happy as they looked; the ones wining were as enthusiastic and excited as they appeared; and the ones simply profiling were happy just to be seen and photographed by yours truly. The drinks were flowing, the music was playing, a cool breeze was blowing and from the minute I walked in to when I left over 4 hours later, everyone was having a great time and as I chipped out to the sounds of the rhythm section, I knew that the my carnival had started nicely and I was definitely in first gear and looking to shift to second. Little did I know that a few hours later at the next event, the Silent Morning boat ride, I would be bypassing second altogether and skipping BRADAOW directly into third.

Enjoy the pics peeps, Silent Morning is coming…………..shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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