I missed Khepri Kulture’s launch cuz I old and pop down but somehow I managed to stay awake long enough to attend Erup’s Launch at George Washington House.
When I arrived there weren’t many patrons so parking was easy. As usual with this particular venue, people park along the Garrison Savannah whilst trying their best not to impede the customers of the business women and men who work there.
George Washington House is a hit or miss venue for me. It’s nice if you don’t have a large number of people because it gets hot very quickly. The stage took up most of the space in the venue but that was a good thing, I think because we were able to see the details of the costumes easily from the crowd.
Wunna tired of me and gin yet?
^^ Rhetorical question
The bar was pretty decent especially the Stoli cocktail bar which gave you gummy worms in your drink.The bartenders were awesome and even modified my cocktail to accommodate my allergies.
Man, look, de ting was dead and I don’t even feel like it was for lack of trying.
*TURN AROUND FOR BIG REDDDDDD TOUCHHH YUH TOESS FUHHH BIG REDDDD*
I real sorry but my love for that dibby classic knows no bounds and I will stop anywhere I am to sing and dance to it.
But I digress.
Big Red and the other DJs were awesome and played some really good sets but the crowd just wasn’t into it. Level with me man. Elections got wunna? De economy got wunna? Wunna get horn?
But also I won a bottle of champagne because I knew the theme of last year’s band. I pulled up the blog on my phone and found the name. Y’all should probably bookmark this site if you want to win tings too.
Presentation of costumes
The theme this year was “Hidden Treasures”.
I want Erup to give a master class on theme portrayal because they always execute.This year they scaled back on the drama and theatrics of last year and said “huh! tekk dese costumes. Like dem and guh home.”
The female costumes were beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I think they really took a step back from their male costume designs this year which is a big disappointment for me tbh.
I have two strong favourites (butmy pics sucked more than usual so I’m linking to their Instagram for you.)
White Diamonds had me gagging!!
You can keep up to date on their Instagram page here.
To quote fellow blogger Luke Lascaris ” What I learned tonight is that a bad bitch turns 18 every day”. Lemme tell you the way I cackled. Lmao
He’s right though. There were so many fresh faces at the launch. They danced, they strutted and brought an energy to the stage. I thought it was smart to put the darker models in costumes that made their skin pop and it made the costume come alive.
* Do Dixie is affiliated with no band or business for Crop Over. I do run Juck Down, a 12- week women only training program designed to make women Crop Over sexy and do dixie on the road during the season (and yes this is a completely shameless plug)*