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Carnival Sunday in Moka….$800 for a ticket, really?!!?

Posted by Rishiray on February 3, 2008

Man to tell you how inflation and demand has allowed promoters to assrape people into buying tickets for this fete! Over the year the price of Moka tickets has skyrocketed!!!

  • 2004 : $300
  • 2005 : $400
  • 2006 : $600
  • 2006 : $750
  • 2008 : $800

This fete is exactly the same thing over the last 5 years. The food is the same, the people are the same. Seriously the people are all the same, this fete has gone down in quality over the years. Previously, it was good times, good food and decent music. This fete is now the networking fete and family fete, where the rich businessmen send their kids and family to congregate and look around!

I personally didn’t really want to go when I heard the price of the tickets, but Sal has heard so much about this fete over the years, that it would have been a shame not to go with him!

So this year, the entertainment was actually better than it normally is, since it would be a crush of Chutney and Indian entertainment!

Roy Cape and his band played, of course the usual Machel rumor was within the fete, but Machel NEVER plays Moka. Kees and his band with the Robot guys were there, but once you have seen the Robot routine once, it gets a bit old. One would figure that a lot of the same people going to the same fetes that they would have developed more routines, but then again this is Trinidad! The first time I saw the routine, I was thrilled! The second time I saw it, it was good, the third time it was on, I actually yawned!!!

It does have some perverse wastage … and after more alcohol, you can’t help it.

We piss Jonnie Walker Blue....It's just not good enough for us!!!Note the ridiculously full glasses of Scotch.... poured straight from the bottles.


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  1. […] Go to an all inclusive fete , then another, and another […]

  2. Bensonhano said

    what i like about you migrated trinis is you are more trini than anybody, wherever you are you have everything trini, trini friends, trini food, trini music, trini fridge and then you come to trinidad like you are a foreigner, accept that you are a trini in a foreign land and be glad you are not deported yet

    • rishiray said

      You know what I like about people who say ” What I like” .. is that you don’t like anything contrary to your opinion.

      I will pay for Moka … because it’s a treat and vacation with friends. It’s still stupid to pay the price and I accept the nonsense of it all …

      Thanks for the comment though!

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