A Reveler Speaks

I've chatted with numerous revelers from various bands who have slight complaints and even great ideas for the improvement of their carnival bands. Hence the start of 'A Reveler Speaks.' This is a carnival reveler's opportunity to express their opinions, in the hope that we improve the quality of St.Lucian Carnival.

Whether you've jumped in St.Lucian Carnival 2008, you must have previously or will in the future. Maybe you've even played in some other big or small carnival in this world.  The questions below are simply to get the ball rolling.  Do not feel limited to responding only to the questions below.  Also you do not have to answer all.  If you have any other concerns, please mention and recommend a solution. I intend to use your suggestions and answers to do a feature so that band leaders will use this info to improve St.Lucian Carnival. Please email me any additional thoughts, do not hesitate. Also if you'd like to remain anonymous, just inform me. Email me via Facebook or TheSweet7@gmail.com. 


WHAT BAND DO YOU PLAY WITH?

WHY DO YOU PLAY WITH THAT BAND?


COSTUME PICTURES/SHOTS/IMAGES
What are your thoughts on band's professional costume shots on their sites?
Are any shots important to your decision in picking a costume (front, back, side, headpieces or leg pieces)?
Do you think the pictures accurately portray costumes?
Do you have any suggestions for the professional pictures/shots of costumes?

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Does your band offer online registration?
As an overseas reveler is that a service you would like to see offered?

COSTUME COLLECTION/QUALITY
What do you think about costume collection?
Did you have any issues?
Do you have any suggestions or advice that can help with costume distribution?
What is your opinion of the quality/look/feel of your costume?

BAR SERVICE ON THE ROAD
What did you think of on-the-road bar service?
Did your band deliver as promised?
If not, what were some of the issues when getting drinks on the road?
What suggestions do you have for bands, when it comes to bar service on the road?
What suggestions do you have for bands, when it comes to restocking bars on the road?

SECURITY
What are your thoughts about on the road Security?
Do you have any suggestions for/about security?

MUSIC
What are your thoughts about music?
Any suggestions about music/ music trucks?

GENERAL INFO
What must your band do to keep you as a loyal reveler?
What pre-carnival extras (fetes, j'ouvert t-shirt, etc) does your band offer?
What pre-carnival extras would you like to see introduced?
What extra on the road services does your band offer?
What extra on the road services would you like your band to introduce?

Forward to friends who jump with you.  Even email me your past carnival pics.

1 comment

  1. this is a great idea ny! this reminds me of sauce's post concerning band loyalty. i'd forward this to my friens. *hopes 1 of the reviews speaks on importing costumes!!*

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