The Carnival season is upon us, there is no doubt about that; since Boxing Day most radio stations have begun inundating us with nonstop Soca music and we are loving it!
As Mr. Montano famously sang, “Is whole year that we waiting!” yes, we’ve been anticipating this since Ash Wednesday 2016 and it is finally here again. With carnival falling at the end of February, this is going to be a long season, so we’ve compiled a few tips to help you stretch your feting dollar; and along with Mario’s daily specials, you don’t have to worry about going broke for C2K17!
Choose wisely, a longer carnival season means that there will be more fetes to choose from, but one must be prudent when planning your fete itinerary. Going to multiple fetes per day is surely going to hit your wallet for six and leave you struggling in March. Take time to identify which fetes you are most interested in attending and start budgeting.
Buy your tickets early! Early bird prices can sometimes be half what the door price is for a lot of Carnival events and safer than depending on scalpers outside the venue; by taking advantage of this, you can save yourself some extra cash for purchasing more tickets and/or stocking your cooler, which brings us to our next point.
Cooler fetes are your friend! Unlike all-inclusive fetes which can carry a hefty price tag, the cooler fete offers as much enjoyment without all the bells and whistles of their all-inclusive counterparts. Rounds up your crew and pack your cooler with the adult beverages that you personally prefer and have a time with your people, be sure to designate a driver and drink responsibly.
On the topic of responsible driving, an excellent alternative would be to hire a transport service to bring you and your feting posse to and from the event. The obvious benefit of this is the peace of mind of knowing that you and your friends will be safe on the roads. A couple other benefits of hiring a driver are; not having to drive around looking for a parking spot near the venue, leaving you with more time to enjoy yourselves as well as the added safety of not leaving your car unattended during a time when car thieves are on the prowl.
Carnival 2017 promises to be the best one yet, and we’re excited to be a part of it. As Trinidad’s #1 pizza, we’re proud to be part of the culture and we love to see our people celebrating that culture. We hope that you have a safe and ultimately awesome Carnival!