I haven’t been to Houston Carnival since 2012. There are definitely a lot more fete options now a days. Seems that Houston carnivals best fetes were early in the week, but I wasn’t about to take off work to attend them. Scorch hosted two events carnival weekend. A cooler party Friday afternoon with none other than DJ Private Ryan on the 1s & 2s and a pool party Sunday afternoon which is odd since it’s the same time as carnival. The fact that Scorch came to town should give the carnival some more credibility.
I would rate Houston carnival at a Tier 4. My first Jamaica carnival back in 2013 I mentioned the different tiers of carnivals (in my opinion).
Tier 1 – Trinidad, Brazil, BarbadosTier 2 – Toronto, Miami, Jamaica
Tier 3 – Atlanta, NY, DC (the old DC carnival, can’t vouch for the new Baltimore/DC carnival)
Tier 4 – Smaller carnivals
Now keep in mind there is nothing wrong with Tier 4 carnivals, I attend them regularly to help me control my Carnival Tabanca. The great thing about Tier 4 carnivals is that they are dirt cheap. My entire Houston trip (flight, lodging, car, fetes, mas tshirt) cost less than my Jamaica carnival flight.
Houston is so spread the *BEEP* out. To keep the driving to a minimum, I tried to find fetes that were in the same general area.
Saturday afternoon we were supposed to go to the DAYBREAK: Project H20 Wet Cooler fete. We arrived 3 hours after the designated start time and they still didn’t have their SH*T together. Plan B: we headed to our aunts house and had an impromptu family reunion / pool party.Saturday night were supposed to go to Climaxx at the Air Terminal Museum, but were too exhausted from swimming all day. Judging from the pictures, the venue and the event looked very nice.
Sunday afternoon was the Caribfest Road march. May I just say that the Texas heat is NO MUTHA *BEEPn* joke. OMG!! We honestly only lasted about 3 hours, I was wishing I had tickets to that dayym Scorch pool party. But I had a good time the few hours I was there.
|Got to finally meet a long time IG friend, I just love friendly people! *Hey Boo*|
|DJ Crown Prince|
I gotta share a picture of our Struggle Cooler for this event. We had consumed all our rum by Sunday and Houston doesn’t allow hard liquor sales on Sunday. We spend like 30 min in the grocery store trying to find the wine with the highest alcohol content. But after a few glasses of wine, we were OVER IT. Luckily Madd Colors came thru and shared their RUM RUM RUM RUM