I'm Over You... Miami Carnival Have Me Bubbling & I Just Can't Stop!
As usual its that specific time of year in October where the only place to be for five (5) days, if you are a Caribbean/Soca/Carnival Lover .... MIA! And no, we are not missing in action!! Last year I said, "I think Miami Carnival should be more than five (5) days!" I am taking that back ... Miami Carnival needs not to change its duration. Once you are pumping ... PUMP! Do Not Stop ... Sleep is for the weak, the vain and the skiddish!
As always, these are the rules of the road from Trini Jungle Juice (your Carnival connoisseur) with respect to Miami-Broward ONE Carnival 2012 with a touch of entertainment from the Scornful one:-
ARRIVING DAY: Always book your flight for the week of Miami Carnival ... Wednesday to Tuesday, or better yet, one can extend this Wednesday to Wednesday. Especially for those who celebrating their anniversaries or even those blokes who meet new women and would like to spend more time with them! Seven to Eight days of Bliss ... you will need the extra days to relax, catch up with old friends, go out with new friends, or just go on the beach and listen to your own thoughts and possibly create lists in your head of things you need to do! Miami International Airport of Fort Lauderdale Airport is the way to go ... or you could drive from which ever state you are coming from. Furthermore, if you are a true diehard, or you are lacking holiday days from your work place, then Thursday to Monday is excellent as well.
WHERE TO STAY: We still strongly suggest you stay within touching distance of South Beach, Downtown Miami, or you stay in South Miami ... anywhere near to Biscayne Boulevard is a fantastic spot to be located. The numerous hotels on South Beach/Ocean Drive are also fantastic choices.
LIST OF PARTIES ... THE CHOICE IS DEFINITELY YOURS:
That notwithstanding, this year also saw the inclusion an official J'ouvert in Miami-Broward ONE Carnival from 7AM to 1PM at the Central Broward Regional Park with several bands participating, including the likes of one of our favourite j'ouvert bands from Trinidad, Cocoa Devils.
Let's not forget about Thief Head Crew (THC) Buenos Dias Miami Boatride and the infamous Red Eye Breakfast Party ... not one but two (yes, it split again) ... running pretty much all day (9AM-9PM). Then comes the afternoon/evening boatrides ... Make your pick people ... we endorse both FREnZY Miami - Boat Cruise and Luxe Life :: Yacht Party.
It will always remain a teething problem on Carnival Saturday in Miami. The plethora of parties and events are just too much and the beautiful thing about it is that they normally score. Go to D'Ultimate All Inclusive Miami Day Fete or do you go to Moksha 'The Elite Cooler Fete' or Hysteria 'Ultra Elite All Inclusive' or Socavivor - Wet Fete pool Party.
In the uncontrollable urge to go out Saturday evening, there were two major contenders this year with SCORCH & SPICE and LIME with Trini Jungle Juice (Miami). Both events were marquee events and they both had their numbers with patrons opting to attend both via Scorch then LIME or LIME then Scorch. Either way, we believe patrons enjoyed themselves.
After those festivities and you want to party into the wee hours of Sunday Morning, please pop on your jet pack and rocket boosters and attend either Vibe Miami or you could walk a tightrope and jump through silver hoops and attend RAVE - Real Artist Vibe Experience. Miami Carnival Saturday is definitely about variety and versatility and testing your liver, heart & veins ability to continuously pump blood so that the brain can instigate some form of energetic motions ... so choose carefully!
Who Came Up With This Idea??!! Blasphemy! It definitely wasn't fun feeling like we were only prepping to jump on the stage versus just actually jumping!! Ah well!!! This is a bit odd ... not ideal ... loads of pros and cons:- too many to list however, from a masquerader's point of view - there were too many stormers, the layout was too tight compared to the road where you have space to sprawl out and well its just not the same ....
That notwithstanding, the bands on the road were immense, and some of the bands we endorse are Generation X, Mascots International, Carnival Nationz Miami & NY's Natural Freaks.
Sunday night still remains a mystery on what to do and where to go! Only the people who are on holiday actually take part ... the "Floridians" who do not have Monday off normally stay home or attend house limes. But for the partiers ..... an array of events come to mind such as I Love Soca 'Miami Edition' @ Mango's; Soca On South Beach 'Miami Last Lap' @ Clevelander; and Socavivor Ultra - Jabba Strikes Back Miami @ Bongos.
If you do not have anything to believe in ... believe in the enjoyment and entertainment of Miami Carnival ... 2012 did not disappoint ... Remember ... there is no church in the wild ...
SCORN'S DO's FOR MIAMI CARNIVAL:
SCORN'S DON'T's FOR MIAMI CARNIVAL:
There is nothing else for you to do at the start of October other than attend Miami-Broward ONE Carnival ... Next Up ... Trinidad Carnival 2013!!
"You Drive Me Crazy Mama, Realmente Quisiera Usted Mamá, You Drive Me Crazy Mama, Y Yo No Puedo Negar"
aka Scorn Juice and The 2012 TJJ Miami-Broward ONE Carnival Team
Scorn's Miami Carnival 2012 Disclaimer: The Surgeon General advises that partying with and attending Carnivals that Professional and Experienced TJJ Fet-a-lot-athon® Party Gurus are present, have been proven to be disastrous to ones health. If you do come across any TJJ Party Gurus please be advised that we are just not professionals ... We Live Carnivals! We Love Carnivals! We Feel Carnivals! Furthermore, these pictures are meant for enjoyment and promotional purposes only! Any resemblances to real people, living or dead is purely coincidental! Please do not view these pictures while operating heavy machinery! Finally, after going through these splendid images we at TJJ are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform!