Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
BP Renegades files an injunction against Pantrinbago
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
By Jamaal Greenidge
BP Renegades says the noise from the north stand during the panorama semi-finals affected its performance. The band has now filed an injunction against Pantrinbago, saying it failed to ensure conditions were right and fair for the competition last Sunday.
Pantrinbago says it has received the legal document and has passed it on to its lawyers. According to the band’s President, the DJ music played at the venue caused disorientation and band members were at a loss. BP Renegades failed to make it into the finals. National Carnival Commission Chairman Kenny De Silva yesterday Pantrinbago was responsible for that aspect of the event.
While BP Renegades did not make it to the finals, reigning champions Silver Stars and Phase Two Pan Groove were the leaders.
Thank you Leon for letting those who were not there and those who have not a clue how a performer have to prepare himself mentally for the stage to be judged. When you have placed yourself and by extension the band in the zone of readiness what do you expect from the organizers? Nothing less than the best conditions and atmosphere in which to perform. Did the 1st Band to perfom get that from the organizers? The answer is NO!
You see the distraction was not what you would normally expect ( we should expect nothing less the the best),
the BOOM,BOOM of the drums, the LOUD DJ music , the FACT the the Band had to stop 4times after being announced. Don't you people think that would have affected the previously mentally prepared performer?
Least we forget there were 120 performers that was disturded. To the organizers who did not provide the correct enviroment you need to make amends.It all comes down to either oversight,undersight or just plain DISRECPECT!
people please no name calling mr richardson holder is entitled to voice his opinion whearher we like it or not i guess he just doesn't understand what's going on or maybe he chooses not to for the simple fact he probaly doesn't like renegades
Mr. Davis pan is of age when it members have to behave and communicate thoughts in a manner that makes them at least appear intelligent. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts about a situation. For the benefit of the steelpan movement people who have such a personal destructive fixation should not be allowed in the conversation. Mr. Richardson is such a person.
In the Oval it's hardly about cricket but Beer Girls, Posse and liming. In Tobago it's hardly about jazz but partying, playing yourself on the beaches and elsewhere...liming. In Panorama it's hardly about steelpan and music but lime, lime and more lime...Man, in the street where I live it's not about the neighbours' right to enjoy property but "sweat", sounds (car with doors open etc) and lime.
So wha is a lil noise? So wha is a lil disrespect? Small ting, ent Pantrinbago; NCC et al?
Your statement that no other band suffered the same fate is quite incorrect. I played with Deltones on the north stand side and, like you said, could clearly hear the music over the band. We made finals.....
Have anyone thought if renegades made the final would there be this discussion and people call me what ever you want i just dont give a rats ass