Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 27th 2015 Contents 4 Friday February 27, 2015 • Issue 173
Carnival done, party done, lent is here and the
nation silently mourns the passing of another great
season. While we weep into our KFC boxes, let us
reflect on 10 things we learned on the road for Car-
12. The Kaiso/ Soca Mafia is real! Can we talk about
how many popular acts were left out of many plat-
forms, competitions and mainstream arenas?
11. Doh Wine on Nobody...if you're a politician, be-
cause it will upset your rival party and have you in
such a position that your publicist will start crying.
Also invest in a stylist if you're any kind of public fig-
ure because you do not want to be a Carnival meme.
10. Costume Piperisim is real and now a thing! The
amount of costumes buying and selling before Carni-
val made us realise that scalping costumes is now a
real and viable business, and it's scary!
9. Monday Wear is the new thing, and everybody is
a designer! Be that as it may, we saw some amazing
Monday Wear looks on the road and special mentions
need to be made to Keisha Als, Rhion Romany, and
Sian McIntosh for some very amazing eyecandy...we
mean Monday Wear!
8. Dimanche Gras is failing and needs to return to
the old format! How many of you even watched it?
We really missed the Kings and Queens breaking up
the Kaiso, because lets face it, some of that calypso
was very stale. That being said we are happy to see
youths like Chucky taking up the mantle and making
7. Soca Monarch, we think 2015 spelled the death of
the Power Soca category and the show should be col-
lapsed into one single format. Outside of Granny and
Machel Montano, the Power Category was so boring
watching star fish copulate would have moved the
crowed more. Long Live Machel and his coining of
Power Groovy and we hope to see more of it next
year. Also Soca Monarch Semi Finals is the new com-
edy festival, especially if J. Angel goes back in with her
outfits and vocals!
6. Short Seasons are the worst for new acts, there
needs to be some thought into encouraging new Soca
Stars into prominence in the 2016 season. We just
missed some great songs from the likes of K. Rich,
Sekon Star, 5 Star Akil and more. Come on Local Radio
play more local and longer!
5. Destra is her own worst enemy! While Ola stole
the show, Destra could have given him a good run for
his money or at least placed second, but sadly she
overdid her performance and went over in the contest,
this made us sad Destra, the nation was Lucy right
there with you!
4. Nipples were everything! Can our costumes get
any more revealing? The answer is YES! We saw all
manner of mammary matter live and direct on the
streets Monday and Tuesday, like right in your face,
covered by a pasties kind of nipples! Nipples won this
3. Machel is really like a Boss. The man cleaned up in
everything he touched, he even beat himself in Road
March! Let's just dub him the Michael Jackson of Soca
and give him a national award for culture shall we?
2. Amber Rose took Carnival Global, and we need
more of this celebrity power to push Brand TT Carni-
val to the world. In a few simple posts Amber pushed
our culture to over 4 million people and got us more
attention that Kanye West rushing Beck at the
1. Party Done became the official Anthem of Carni-
val and Politics 2015. Angela Hunte and Machel Mon-
tano may have written one of the most iconic songs in
a decade with Party Done. Like a boss made us pump,
but this song was on everybody's lips and moved the
nation as an amazing song, video and political com-
mentary and will quite possibly be the Election song
this year as well.
Bonus revelation: Can we start investing in our TV productions so it stops looking like a 1970s TT Show,
we think TTT could have done it better #BringBackOurTTT? Those are our top 10! Lets hear things you
learned via facebook and twitter @metromagazinett.
Throw yourself to 1995, the Song "Doctor Cassandra" by Bajan Mighty
Gabby. This is the song that comes to mind when we think about Post Carnival
Disorder, that depression that sits in during lent when you want to continue
the Carnival Pump but cant.
Here are 5 things we think Doctor Cassandra would prescribe to get over PCD:
1. Hide your Carnival Costume -- put away what's left of your costume, it will
only make your PCD worsen, keep it secret and safe, like the One Ring from
the Lord of the Rings
2. A Carnival Playlist -- gather all of your favourite songs into one play list, or hit
youtube for a Private Ryan mix, keep this handy at all times and when the
PCD hits, play the music to take you back to the sweetness. Do not play be-
fore church, you may end up singing "Bumper Like Rain" during collection....
3. Get ready for Last Lap - there must be a last lap party happening resign
yourself for one more pump before you go into Carnival Hibernation and re-
lease all of the PCD in that fete.
4. Look at your bank account -- realise that you need to start saving for next
year, and let that be your motivation to focus on real life and work hard to-
wards Carnival 2016
5. KFC -- now that you no longer need to diet, gorge yourself on the delicious-
ness that is KFC, or any food of your choice! Food helps cure any depression
and lets face it, KFC gives us life. But stop eating it in April because Carnival is
early next year and we need the tight bodies back!
We think following these 5 steps, and a good cry can help you through your
PCD and get you in the right frame of mind to survive till Carnival swings back into
our lives in 2016. Share with us ways you use to get past the tabancca via face-
book and twitter @metromagazinett.
The Jab Jabs came from all corners of Paramin and converged on
Fatima Junction to revel and frighten the living daylights out of the
kids with their whistles, fire blood and generally scary antics. The
crowds started gathering early, from 4 pm on Carnival Monday in the
gayelle, the main centre of the community where four bands of devils,
from different areas in Paramin competed for the best band honours.
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