*stares in wine hangover*
*stares in sore quads and glutes*
*stares in bashment*
Once again Xhosa Barbados’ launch was lit.
At this point, I could just copy and paste last year’s review but what fun would that be?
Lol the parking attendant by the Stadium has to be the most nonchalant being I have ever met and that’s saying something considering I spent two hours by myself with cats that didn’t know me in my friend’s house.
That aside, the parking area was definitely secured and close to the venue.
This is my first time going to the NCC Botanical Gardens. Honestly, didn’t even know it existed. The walk to the venue was super dark and since it was in a natural setting the ground undulated (check me using all my Common Entrance words) so patrons had to take care where they were stepping. I loved the set up of the stage which enabled more patrons to see the costumes up close and to get decent photos.
The above is all you need to know.
Didn’t bother to check the bar because I had a bottle of Apothic Red.
-Presentation of costumes.
Circle of Life and Xhosa came through with the goddesses (Ceres), death (Reaper) and aspects of the natural world (Lignum Vitae). I really enjoyed the sections and making the connection to the theme.
The presentation started with some West African dance and then came the costumes which were really beautiful, there was even some thought behind the men’s costumes, but definitely, there were some crowd faves.
Xhosa does the right thing by using dancers as models because the hype is always there on stage.
COLOUR AND BODY DIVERSITY.
There was a good mix of skin tones and body types on the stage. Xhosa set the trend with this years ago and I’m pleased to see it was not a one-off situation.
I had a great time and I hope Xhosa continues in this vein for their road experience this year.
* 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)*