Posts by Chad Hall:

Waters Flowing: The Norman Twins, K2K Alliance and Partners

Waters Flowing: The Norman Twins, K2K Alliance and Partners

This should have been easy. How many times have we heard the story before? All you would have needed to do was create a template, and switch out the names and details of the characters. “After years of (insert reason for disaffection with previous band), we at (insert band name here) have decided to branch out(…)

The Reveal: K2K Alliance Monday Mas

The Reveal: K2K Alliance Monday Mas

There is a very old saying that states: if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Well, someone at K2K Alliance told God their plans. And the comedy was not lost on Him that their Carnival 2012 presentation is called The Waters. When the TC Crew received our invite to attend the(…)

500

500

Whoa. 500 Facebook followers. To use Southern Slang, that’s a big number right thurrr. I guess this means that, somehow, we’re doing something right. What started out as the idle hobby/obsession of one displaced, Carnival-mad Trinidadian, has morphed into a labour of love, laughs, “loud-ups”, and a lot of late nights. So; as the TC crew(…)

American Airlines & Your Ticket To Carnival

American Airlines & Your Ticket To Carnival

In case you haven’t heard, American Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. If you are one of those persons who had already booked their ticket for Trinidad Carnival with AA, then the next logical question may be “what happens next?” Actually, you can breathe easy. This is not the first time that a major(…)

Miami Carnival 2011: RAVE Review by Shams

Miami Carnival 2011: RAVE Review by Shams

Shamila, aka Shams, aka Shammy, aka Sham-Wow, aka Sham-Weezy, aka… (ok, enough with the “aka’s”) is a close friend, cousin and honorary member of the TC crew. She took the time to do this review on RAVE in Miami. She also gave me creative license over the editing of this review, but I have decided(…)

D’ Generation X–Darren Cheewah, X 2 0 1 2

D’ Generation X–Darren Cheewah, X 2 0 1 2

If you blinked too hard, you really could miss it. The building that houses the mas camp/production house for Strictly Alternative Mas (S.A.M) is pretty non-descript. The tiny car park could barely contain the two vehicles when we pulled up. The room where production was taking place was cramped, housing work tables, sewing machines, and(…)

Kalicharan Band Launch for Trinidad Carnival 2012

Kalicharan Band Launch for Trinidad Carnival 2012

It’s a pretty well know fact that I don’t attend many parties outside of the Carnival season. Actually, that would be a bit of a lie. It’s a pretty well known fact that I basically don’t party outside of the Carnival season, period. There are two notable exceptions to this rule though. The first involves(…)

Oasis Carnival After Work Lime Review

Oasis Carnival After Work Lime Review

It is a well known fact that the members of Trinidad Carnivals are ardent supporters of any excuse to get out and have a good time. Or that may just be me. Either way, Oasis Carnival’s offer to check out their after-work lime last Friday, was never in any danger of being turned down. While(…)

Terrific Tuesdays [part 2]: The Motions & Machinations of De Maaarse (The Mas)

Terrific Tuesdays [part 2]: The Motions & Machinations of De Maaarse (The Mas)

There are many ways to enjoy Tuesday Mas. Some people work best in a group dynamic. Others like to stray, “make a turn” and then return. Yet others like to do the “Mas Queen on the Dimanche Gras Stage” routine (no names called).  Yet, for all the methods to the madness, do enjoy the madness.(…)