Ah yes the morning before carnival and where else would you be???? After a last minute and unexpected trip to Eclipze late on Saturday...it's time to bathe, change and hit the Vale!! Now Ladies don't forget your shades and sun screen...we partying well into the hot sun!!! The only place I know!!!! One last fete before the road!!!! Go girl go girl go girl go...!!!! First class!!!
Now firstly if you made it to the Vale you deserve a round of applause just for getting a ticket!!! Along with Beach House this fete goes down in history as one of the most difficult to get a ticket for! Vale always has a core crew .... year after year... and if you don't know someone who knows someone, well boy hmmm good luck!!! PRESSURE!!
Some caffeine on the way in was just the ticket as the drinks from Eclipze had hit us harder than we thought and the 2 hours sleep just wasn't cutting it !!! So it's straight from Caffeine to champagne and then straight from champagne to Rum... Ah boy it's gonna be messy but, who say Vale had plenty of choice!!! Nice!
As usual the party has developed from a 'blocko' and takes place partly in the street and across the grass of Amethyst Avenue, down in the Vale. Something about the fact that they never strayed from the original venue, no matter how popular the fete became helps keep the vibes as sweet as!!! One thing Diamond Vale is never lacking is Vibes!!! The vibes start at 5am and they don't stop...people begging to get hose down, to join D Wall Crew and keep feting well into Sunday lunchtime!!!
Plenty pretty and famous faces in the crowd this morning too...we sneak a peak at the lovely Allison Hinds who came down to take a piece of the Vale Action and looked like she was having a ball!!! Of course the man himself had to hit us with a little performance too on this glorious morning!!! Iwer I say come to meh - the man mash it up!!! The DJs also had the vibes pumping from start to finish, where else can you literally run into the street and throw yourself in front a hose in the blazing sun to the sweet sounds of soca!!! The only place I know !!!! Although for some reason there were some definite weird fellas in the mix...why a man thinks it's OK to drench you in his sweat as he walks past, mash yuh foot and then try and tief a wine....nah!!! come on fellas..don't spoil the vibe!
Anyhow small thing...Vibes, vibes and more vibes will always be what keeps this fete as good as it is...and over the years has carried the Vale Vibe name across the U.S too, as peeps die to recreate the feeling you get on this Sunday morning!!! Vale vibe we love you, we understand why people beg and borrow for tickets year after year!
Right, so vibes pumping and drinks flowing...A+ so far!!! The choice for food was just as good...we saw curry, bake and shark, doubles, chicken...lots of yummy food to keep your energy levels up.. Now the lines for food were kinda long but we were definitely served with a smile which kept us happy!!! There was also food right up until the end of the fete which is also a bonus when you haven't slept and it's lunchtime!
All in all this fete continues to rank in Posh Juice's top 3 fetes not to miss for the carnival season. It always has that extra vibe, the vibe we wish we could explain...and all we are hoping is that Vale continues to exceed our expectations year on year!!! We can't get enough!!
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