We flew out of Atlanta on Thursday morning & I was so hating on everyone else that left Wednesday morning *tear tear* We went to Tribe Ignite Thursday nite and I got to see Kes perform (and he ended up winning Soca Monarch later) and that was pretty awesome.
|Frenzy Boat Ride|
|It was crazy & had a few scary moments, but was well worth it|
After Soca Monarch we did a quick change of clothes in the car & headed to Caesar’s Army Ambush J’ouvert around 4am. This is an alternative to Monday morning jouvert which leaves you kinda tired on the road Carnival Monday. We got dropped off on a creepy road in the middle of nowhere and for a second thought, “We might don’t make it!” But some kind strangers guided us in the right directions and became our buddies on the road. Ambush some top notch, outta this world fun. A road march of free flowing booze, plenty paint to get you extra DUTTY, Water Truck Wet Fete at sunrise, and then a light breakfast to send you on your way.
|Congo man & oooman|
On the way home from Caesar’s Army we came across the kiddy carnival. Oh how I love to see the kids in their costume. As tired as we were, I had to stop and enjoy it for a few... Yeah we were covered in paint & looking a HOT AZZ MESS.
I spent Saturday afternoon in bed, in & out of a coma & trying to catch up on some school reading while Raquel hit up another fete. Party Animal, No Sleep At All! I clearly was no ready to drink and fete 24/7. Sunday morning was the Shades breakfast fete. I was recharged & ready to party!!! Upscale party held at a beautiful estate, we were there about 6am - noon. YIKES!!! Open bar and then breakfast followed by lunch. It was most DEF a dayym good time.
|Shades Breakfast Fete|
|Breakfast Fete that turned into a lunch fete|
|Sunday nite was spent at a big party that Raquel's family throws every year. Low key fun before the Big Show - Carnival Monday |
|My favorite line ever "OH LORD CARNIVAL COME AGAIN, OH LORD I DRUNK IN PORT OF SPAIN" ~ Benjai|
Tuesday on the road I was a breeze!!! She stayed with her band, I stayed with mine. Mid-day we met up at her mom’s job for a rest and now I know my way around Port of Spain like an old pro :-D
|She had already given her headpiece away to one of the kids (great tradition that I shall follow)|
|9am carnival Tuesday & I was FRIED off the Puncheon!!! Needed to water to help get it together|
|My ATL homies that were with Tribe|
|Made new friends on the road|
|Crossing the stage|
|I emailed my boss this pic from the Hilton & asked him if I could telework from Trinidad|
|The mountain views from the Hilton were amazing|