TRINI REVELLERS GO TO FRANCE FOR TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2007 by Pamela
October 23, 2006
Though I attended only Trini Revellers’ 2007 presentation, La Revolution
Francaise (The Frnch Revolution) on Sunday October 15th at Pier 1, I have
already judged the mas and have made my prediction. They will win the Band
of the Year title again! There is no competition! (Are there any opposers to
my prediction out there?)
I viewed costumes from other bands on T.V. and in the newspapers and so far,
the “bikini and beads” costumes are still predominant. Yes, they are
pretty, look good on the beautifully sculptured bodies and are in demand
especially by the young svelte masqueraders who are in the majority. Almost
any “bikini and beads” costume could easily fit into any of the “bikini and
beads” bands and could be put in “moth balls” until the following year to be
used yet again!
Now to the launch. Of the twenty something sections presented, I would say
that almost all were eyecatching. Beautiful colours, well made costumes and
yes, beautiful bodies depicted all aspects of the French Revolution. What I
like about this band is that any size person is accommodated. If you want a
bikini or tantiki or whole piece suit, you can get that and feel good in
your section. You could get a “piece-a-skirt” or long skirt if you want.
There was a well endowed young lady in red and gold with gold thongs to
match. She shook her booty to the delight of those who could see. I think
everyone got quite a good view of her assets.
Some of the young models wined and wined, one so vigorously that I thought
she would slip and fall. She didn’t but on her second appearance, she
appeared barefooted, probably in an effort to wine more freely.
This launch was well attended but not sold out; there was enough space to
move about on a cool evening.
Ah, the music. Shurwayne Winchester and the band Traffik were awesome! As
usual, he put on a fantastic performance to an appreciative crowd. He
introduced a new addition to the frontline, a young man named Olatunji
Yearwood who did well for himself. The poor boy was perspiring
all night. Sweat could be seen flying off his face which he kept wiping
with either his hands or a towel. I felt sorry for him, but, he’s young,
has the stamina and would do well. I wish more artists would give the
younger ones a start. Hats off to Shurwayne.
Trini Revellers………..You’ve outdone yourselves again!
Allyuh done win already! Good job!