Sweaty in Pink

The party starts tonight at Opium Garden

If you’ve been bred anywhere besides the Caribbean archipelago, today’s just another Wednesday for you. But your islander friends have a special gleam in their eyes. For months they’ve been prepping for this upcoming week -- working out, buying special color-coordinated outfits, and planning a jam-packed jamdown schedule for Miami Carnival. And today’s the day. The horn has officially been sounded to kick off the madness. Grab an energy drink: You’re gonna need one if you plan on getting through the next week in one piece.

Marlon Whiteman of the Trini South Boyz crew certainly doesn’t plan to take it easy on anyone. His highly anticipated Socavivor party has expanded into a full week of mayhem from today through October 8. “Every year Socavivor is the ultimate Carnival adventure. Who can survive seven nonstop parties? This year the theme is a Carnival movie, starring you the audience. And it’s rated B for bacchanal. There’s nowhere in the world you can party like this,” he boasts. If you’re up for the challenge, make sure your wardrobe game is tight. Each night calls for a different color scheme. Tonight at Opium Garden, Socavivor: The Movie presents “the auditions,” and special guests Machel Montano and Benjai will heat up the crowd, with additional assistance from VP Records, including Mr. Dale, Barbados’s road march champion. Wear orange or pink, and admission is $10 before midnight.
Oct. 3-8, 2007

 
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