Thursday, September 14, 2006

I-mportant P-eople

So, a little bird has told me some interesting information about a certain band that has been causing a LOT of confusion after its launch. The reason for this confusion is that no information has been forthcoming about such things as when registration is expected to start, what will be the cost or even when the website will be up so costumes can be viewed. Adding to the distress of potential masqueraders’ is the fact that emails – and telephones – for the most part remain unanswered. There has been lots of speculation and bits of information have been slowly filtering out to society at large. Well, I going and add MY bit.

As most people suspected and some of us already knew, registration has started already, even though the website is not up as yet and prices unknown. Yes registration has started but, I was told, not for the general public but for “important” people. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing but apparently it’s quite true. The Higher Ups are getting their pick first – and getting to organize their friends and family. Whenever they are finished, registration will open to the general public.

What makes this even more interesting is the fact that, so exclusive is this registration, that even some of the section leaders have been left out of the loop. They’re almost as clueless as the public, not knowing when they can tell people they will start registering, or even the price!

Hmmm…. and here I’ve always thought that the fact that I was parting with my hard earned cash made me important. All men are made equal people, but some are more equal than others.

12 comments:

Mani said...

Mass is about class.

Trini in NJ said...

Hotie that is a regular thing in Trinidad girl. You never hear is not what you know but WHO you know.

Hottie Hottie said...

'Mass is about class.' Or the lack thereof...

Hottie Hottie said...

Trini in NJ - ah know. And is not so much the fact that they hooking up they people that I mind yuh know, is the disregard for others that I have a problem with. Sort of yuh friends and family - is your band - but doh seperate people into 'important' and 'unimportant' and doh treat meh like yuh have shit to throw on meh either

saucydiva said...

I think there is a big difference between helping someone get into a section if you know the section leader/friend or family and they don't care who the person is but they give them a bligh because they willing to help and people getting into a section because of WHO they are and thus THEY are considered more important than the "regular" masquerader and get the first pickings of the lot.

Hottie Hottie said...

EXACTLY Saucy. Now this band sets itself up as an alternative to Tribe. The ironic thing is - all the stooshness and exclusivity and partiality people accused Tribe of has been FAR outstripped by this band. And they not even trying to pretend otherwise!

saucydiva said...

I was looking at pics from their launch, the media launch, and I observed that their committee is looking "redder and whiter" this year.....hmmmmmmm.

I remember when they first recruited a girl I know to join IP (the party uint) they did so because they wanted her to bring some "white people" to their parties so now I guess they have succeeded in this aspect.

And one of the fellas who is a head honcho, I have never seen him in the company of any young lady who looks remotely close to HIS own skin colour, he is always with someone of the lighter hue.hmmmmmmmmmmmm

exclusivity,classism, partiality......??? hmmmmmmmmm

Hottie Hottie said...

Girl. And as so we like it?! Everybody running and climbing over each other to be affiliated with them. Yuh could put a velvet rope in front a latrine and say it posh and people will do anything to have their photo taken coming out of it. Put a white man in front of it and they will give yuh they first born.

Shandy said...

LOL. I love your commentary and it's so true. All one has to do is stick a few key words and suckers who know nothing about quality and class think it's the best thing since the wheel. Tribe has been accused of all the prejudice, exclusivity and look, IP making Tribe look like the Sisters of Charity.

But that attitude is the same in NYC. All one needs to do is use the words "it" "ultra" or some French word in front of it and it's the same crap scenario of the "Bridge and Tunnel" crowd trying to fight thier way to be affiliated with the socialite crowd. If I was a sociology major I can write a hot paper on this.

Prettidolli said...

Allyuh have me ROFL!!!

Yuh could put a velvet rope in front a latrine and say it posh and people will do anything to have their photo taken coming out of it. Put a white man in front of it and they will give yuh they first born.

suckers who know nothing about quality and class think it's the best thing since the wheel.
Hence the $200 Lara fete tix.....

Tribe has been accused of all the prejudice, exclusivity and look, IP making Tribe look like the Sisters of Charity.

ROFL
ROFL
ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

Hottie Hottie said...

Is de same all over the world yes

Hottie Hottie said...

Pretti but is true. This ting coem like Animal Farm. They same people they was supposed to be doing better than they wuss off than. You could beat that posse for stooshness, 'exclusivity' etc. They take us vs them to a new height.