SMH, Fags and Prick "suckers " like you crack me up !All these carnivals are the same, go one you go all. Don't waste your money or time folks. Lots more to do in life. I will only accommodate carnival if visiting somewhere but won't make that the center of my purpose.
This is the first Caribana since they moved the route from downtown in '91 that I never stepped foot on Lakeshore. I'm not saying its not possible, but we didn't venture there. We didn't come in from that side. It felt very weird.Haven't been there in ages ( feels like)
Never been inside the stadium ...just hang on lakeshore drive
so you saying there is a fence along lakeshore drive ?
Well I must say I didn't even know these "radical" changes that were made til I showed up. I'm glad you find it appealing.couldn't make it this year but sounds like major changes between last year and this year. All this additional security definitely benefits the masquerader but sours things for the observer...especially people like Dermonger who likes to get in there and mix it up in civilian clothers.
I'm sure i'll be making the trip again in the future given life and health. That lakeshore venue is simply perfect for a parade as far as i'm concerned.
Lol, man, enjoy it for what it is.......but I hear you, so you saying we wouldn't be able to jump over anymore ? Lol.What a mediocre overall experience. Just finished up at carnival rehab, probably the highlight of the weekend.
Just wanted to get it off my chest, be back.
Well I must say I didn't even know these "radical" changes that were made til I showed up. I'm glad you find it appealing.
It's easy to curse, rant and rave at the way its set up when you're not involved in anything planning wise for Caribana. Last year a stormer got run over and killed by a truck, so I think they said enough is enough. I've done Caribana enough to know there's only so much maddness you can experience at it.
I was mostly infuriated by J'ouvert Friday night, just killed meh vibes for the rest of the weekend. I'm a big man, and I remember being 20-21 like a lot of these yutes once and going to the Spektakula Sheraton hotel fetes downtown in the 90s and it was such a nice atmosphere and everyone of different age groups young mostly were well behaved.
I didn't even go to Machel Saturday night, when everyone else did at WIld Water Kingdom, wasn't willing to risk that again. Thankfully I heard it went smoothly (although last year at Machel they rushed the door,lol).
And I do not recommend these boat cruises they have during Caribana. I predict some major disaster happening someday. The same 3-4 boats are overworked all July. I met a guy from HS who went on one Sunday at 12pm....the engine blew in the middle of the Lake!! 500+ people cursing, crammed together and demanding to go back to land. A tugboat came hours later. They got back alright......at 1230am Monday morning!!
I'll be honest, if I don't have visiting family I do not attend. I only try to be a gracious host. That was my first time in 5 years.So sad to hear...Caribana was THE highlight of the year for me for many years - played mas several times, took my kids when they were small....I too remember those great fetes back in the day Der Monger -- nicest vibes, nothing like that again. Haven't been to Caribana in a few years, don't miss it and I guess it is for good good reason.