What is most important to you when choosing your carnival band?
1. All Inclusive. I have no interest in carrying large quantities of cash to buy all my drinks and food from the side of the road. I love the ease of just showing my security bracelet and getting what I need. And by time 10 am reaches and we are all tight, who can really count out change properly? lol. Also, a WEE WEE truck is a must!
2. Costumes. I am a sexy woman. I am not leaving my house in any old ting you threw together with some feathers and a glue gun. I need a fantastic costume to play my mas.
3. Security. I like to roam the band. Make movements on my own. Yes, I play with my crew but I usually end up seeing them only at lunch stops and when it's time to go home. So I need to be in a band where security is tight. I have no interest in unsolicited molestation from non-masqueraders.
Looks like Island People Mas is really taking the needs of their valued masqueraders seriously. I must say that I am impressed that they are not utilizing the "take it or leave it" approach that is so common these days in mas.
Check their facebook page and vote: