Driven by PRIDE, PATRIOTISM, LOVE OF PAN and a CALL TO DUTY -- PAN PLAYERS and PAN SUPPORTERS came out in MASSIVE NUMBERS to attend the CARIFESTA PAN SUPER CONCERT.
The event was extremely well-coordinated.
Gates were opened precisely at 5 pm and THE STEELBAND PERFORMANCES started at 6 pm -- as advertised.
Nine bands were placed in various locations around the YARD, with three on the outside waiting their turn to come in.
The traditional bands opened the show, followed by the others!!!
The MC did a great job letting the patrons know WHICH BAND would be playing next ... thus giving PAN LOVERS the option of staying in their seats or assembling around the band for a CLOSER LISTEN.
Thanks to the superb organization of the event, there was no lull between bands as whichever band was NEXT was IN PLACE and READY TO GO ....
By some estimates, PAN TRINBAGO raked in close to $75,000 (SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR$$$) from this event. And with very limited expenses (since Bands played free of charge and supplied transport) the organization was able to walk away with a VERY HANDSOME PROFIT..
THE CARIFESTA PAN SUPER PARTY concluded around 1.30 am and you could almost reach out and grab a HANDFUL of PRIDE and SATISFACTION (that filled the atmosphere) as a UNITED GROUP OF PAN PARTIES stood their ground and SHOWCASED STEELBAND MUSIC in THE MECCA in an extremely well ORGANIZED and SUCCESSFUL and PROFITABLE -- CARIFESTA PAN SUPER CONCERT!!!
MTTB: So, I am now understanding that the "Revenge Concert" was a success. Well, Panorama will be here within the next three months. What's going to happen then, free playing and a pittance of an entrance fee for spectators? Everyone wants to rush to do a concert. I hope they have the same enthusiasm for Panorama, ie. no pay but happy to support Pan Trinbago!
So you put on a show...Get 14 Steelbands to perform...FOR FREE...Then call the show a success....A success for who?
The freeness mentality run the pan movement in T&T everybody want FREE...
The more things change, the more they remain the same...
Johnny King Pan Man Overs dat
Well made points Russell.....