MIAMI BROWARD SAYS NO TO...

Sooo a little birdie told me that there will be NO parade of bands on the streets of Miami for 2012 and that we will be going in circles like laboratory mice on the spinning wheel inside the Sun Life Stadium!!!! EXCUSE ME?  I remember the days when we did this in the private Opalocka Airport but come on, haven't we moved on from that? This is a giant leap backwards and will not be welcomed by the patrons. It was reported that the reason for this 'change' was that the committee just 'DOES NOT want to pay for the extra security on the road' and they believe they can (and will) make more money by having the people who usually storm the stadium pay to enter this year.

That's not it, there's more.  They are telling the band leaders that camouflage WILL NOT be tolerated AT ALL for the carnival. When I originally heard this, I payed it NO attention. The more we spoke was the more I understood that camouflaged MATERIAL can not be used to even make a costume. PERIOD. NONE NONE NONE!!! Now, my problem with this isn't so much the banning of the camouflage infused costumes because I've never seen one tastefully done but since when did the committee have the right to determine a designers vision of a costume? OK, I get it with the banning of the standards because of security risks, how they'd LIKE no glass bottles because of the same issue and all the other 'rules' they put in place that we boldly ignore. But for the most part, I can see where they are coming from when coming to liabilities. The materials used in a costume though? How does that threaten the well being or security of the people? THEN tell the band leaders so late in the game AFTER production has started and is probably in its final stages?  Come on! They need to get their act together, FAST!

***OH, AND DID I TELL YOU THAT THE COMMITTEE WANTS ALL MASQUERADERS INSIDE THE 'PARK' (SUN LIFE STADIUM) BY 9AM? Makes me wonder what time we will have to leave!!!***

Lets see how long it takes before the Miami-Broward One Carnival gets like Brooklyn? New York own. 

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