In 2012, as I wrote, I played Carnival for the first time since Peter Minshall with K2K Alliance & Partners because of my friend Renee Cummings. It was a brand new band but it was epic. She told me that next year will be even better and looking at the theme I am certain of it. This year we were the band that was Alexander McQueen meets Minshall – next year I suspect it will be that on a Mugler scale.
Welcome to K2K Alliance & Partners -The Human Race – Forging Your Own Destiny. If any of my blog followers or other friends have ever thought about visiting Trinidad for Carnival this is your chance - I want to be in it with you.
My only connection with the band is I think it is the most beautiful thing to hit Trinidad Carnival in at least a decade and the most fun I have ever had playing Mas.
Completely disjointed ( though perhaps not) post tonight. First off, I have been filling in for another manager at the TV station ( in addition to my writing and my normal TV job) for the last 29 days without a day off and I am working till 8pm every day. I still have 10 more days before I can get a day off so you can imagine my mood. Today that mood changed when,out of the blue I got a FB message from someone I interview on a regular basis who asked why I hadn’t contacted her in a while and to let me know that there was a Carnival costume waiting for me at the K2K Mas Camp.
I need to put this into perspective. Carnival is a big deal in T&T, the biggest party/festival of the year. I used to like it but it lost its artistic roots for me once Peter Minshall ( now a friend) stopped designing beautiful costumes that had a message and the thing turned into little more than an all-inclusive party on the move with bikinis and beads. Then last year I saw a new band appear with the most beautiful costumes I had seen in years – K2K. Fashion and Carnival merged into a display of gorgeousness that had me Facebooking and Tweeting the band.
If all works out I will be spending Carnival on the road with the most beautiful band in years and I cannot guarantee I will not do my runway walk on the streets of Port of Spain.
If you want to see the amazing K2K presentation for Carnival 2012 – click here.
When you think about it, Carnival is really about being in drag for a day. Which segues nicely to my next bit. Just saw this cool video and excellent song posted by Randy Roberts Potts on Facebook . The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag.
I love it!
Renee on the State of Emergency and more.