Thursday, January 7, 2010

To Bey or not to Bey?

Ok, ok, that isn't really the question because there is no way in hell that TSTT, Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke are going to give up the big money bound to come in from the Beyonce concert scheduled for two days after Trini Carnival.

Especially not with the US$200 VVIP tickets sold out on the first day.

But with all the bacchanal swirling around the concert in Trinidad, what with concert promoters bawling out that it is going to hurt their business and people querying how the state-owned TSTT could be funding the concert over Carnival, we want to know what islandistas think.

On the one hand, we can definitely see the perspective of the promoters, because the Beyonce concert is going to suck out money that would have been going their way. Lawd knows Carnival is expensive as it is so people are going to have to pick between a fete (or two) and the Beyonce show.

On the other hand, we can also see this being a plus for Trinidad Carnival on the whole by bumping up the number of islandistas (and islandistos) that may decide to fly in for the festivities, since they can take in the concert same time.

And with Machel and Destra being out of Carnival this year and Alternative Concept squashed, this might be the crowd-puller that Carnival needs in these recessionary times...

What says you, islandistas?



3 comments:

  1. Makes no sense to go general and vip/vvip....hmmm, 1600 is my rent money but hmmm. 10milli to host Mrs. Carter.....for that, there is only about 6 songs i really wanna hear.

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  2. youcouldbelievethisJanuary 8, 2010 at 5:07 AM

    Trinidad doesn't need Bey to boost Carnival, not even in a recession. The concert really could hurt the promoters of Carnival events. People are saying they may go less fetes, events etc to afford VVIP or whatever to see Bey.

    To be honest, they should have put it in Summer, but I guess her schedule didn't allow for it. Even without Destra and Machel, we kinda lucky cause Shurwayne, Bunji and Super Faye and many others still performing so.

    The Greatest Show on Earth might take a beating, but Bey won't brake it. I wish she was playing mas though, that would be a consolation, and I know plenty man who holding out hope.

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