"In general I agree with Junia here except for staging medium on its own night. Ten years ago they tried that and while it made for a better, more streamlined large bands finals Saturday night, the medium/small bands finals, held that Wednesday, was…"
"Sure, lots of pan lovers. Tell me how many put their money where their mouth is, though?
-Will pay to enter panorama instead of pushing a rack onstage and trying to get in the stands that way?
-Will pay $5 to enter a band launch instead of trying…"
"Cat's out of the bag now. Children are holding bands hostage over this little bit of money. And commentators will talk about "child labor exploitation"... it wasn't exploitation before everybody got this remittance, was it?"
"As far as I can tell the rule charging foreign players is based on this idea of Pan Trinbago being a trade union. When you register with a band you are expected to provide a T&T ID number which foreigners obviously don't have; being…"
"Good question. Considering that this a competition whose actual competitors are bands, not players, I would say that the responsibility for paying those players falls on the bands. The bands' main goal is to win and that is why they pay what…"
Nice hearing from you Noah and I will keep on waving the flag for Despers in Trinidad and Tobago Steelband Panorama as long as I have health and strenght to do it.Patrick is doing fine, he lives in Maryland now, I live in Houston, Texas and we both will be in Trinidad for Carnival. Keep in touch. Clayton Belle ( Dsepers Flagman ) Houston, Texas
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