Trinidad carnival 2012 was like nothing I have ever experienced in my life. I really find it hard to put into words what an amazing trip this was. Although I was in Trinidad for carnival last year & it was awesome, this year was off the frekkin richter scale. It was non-stop fun, fun, fun. Even when I was just chillaxin, I was having outta this world FUN!!! Trinidad is not for the weary, everyone always says that they are going, but I really suggest doing some smaller carnivals first.
So here is my recap: Depart Atlanta Wed at 9am EST, layover in Miami where we hit it up the bar & get the party started at noon. Land in Trinidad 7pm GMT, go home & change & are at the S.O.S. fete by 9pm & party the nite away.
|Getting it in at the S.O.S. Fete only a couple hours after landing in Trinidad|
Wake up the next morning & make our way to downtown Port of Spain to get our carnival costumes, haul a$$ back home to get changed & get to the Hyatt for our Maxi (shuttle) to the C’est La Vie fete. Had drinks at the Hyatt & then took a lil nappy nap on the long maxi ride to the fete. The party went from the afternoon to the evening, I put in a fulls days work on the dance floor and at the bar. I was exhausted at the end of that fete.
|C’est La Vie best fete location ever|
|She throw wine on me so I throw wine on she!!!|
|Machel arriving after winning Soca Monarch|
|Shades breakfast fete|
This is where I threw up the white flag, I was supposed to go to a fete that nite with Rocky, but instead I just had drinks on the beautiful patio of the Hilton with my other homie. I tried to catch up on sleep but we were right next to the Savannah and that wasn’t happening with the loud a$$ festivities going on during the day, the cool yet really long fireworks show that nite, then the Jouvert trucks driving past starting at 2am. I couldn't do jouvert because I had to make my way to Rocky'z place to get my costume *frown face*
|Brain dead zombie|
Ok so by now it’s time for Monday mas, I was dead mid-day. Lack of sleep, the BLAZIN sun, partyn non-stop for 5 days… I abandoned the band & mid day & went to take a nap. Sorry Rocky *BIG HUG* I spent almost none of Sunday or Monday with her, but I’m sure she forgives me & won’t put me on the carnival loser list. Woke up round 5pm and my other homie & I hit The Avenue. It took us like an hour to find it, but then again we did stop to eat, drink Puncheon & dance with random trucks that were still going strong. When we did find the Avenue, I was in heaven. It was all the fun of playin mas during the day minus the BLAZIN SUN!!! When I hear Machel Montano ~ The Avenue now all I can do it smile & daydream!!
Wednesday was a peaceful day of eatting real food again, hanging out in airports, sleeping on planes & recap’n on the awesomeness that is Carnival!!! I went straight back to work Thursday and that was pretty pointless cause I was a mindless zombie craving more soca!!! In 2011 a few of us said, “Ok we are gonna go this year & THIS IS IT… NO MORE.” We said the same thing in 2012, but as soon as we got back we were all singing “I Coming Again.” I promise 2013 is my last year!!!
In 2013 I def must do Jouvert again, especially since I wasn't on the road much Monday anyway. I luv luv luv Jouvert!
|When you see the flags on the nails, u know its Ca'nival Time!|
Here is the insane "carnival virgin" story of Trinidad carnival 2011 if your bored & want more!!!