After missing out on Panorama Semis last year I decided that my one event for January 2010 (you know I am being VERY selective where I spend my fete money this year) would be Panorama Semis. I was especially curious to see how the new pay feature for the track worked and was able to view the fenced in area with stands that now costs $60.00TT to get into. Well, I do like the stands idea, one that should be added to the North Greens as well, I think. And I was very happy to see that the spirit of Trinidadians could not be deterred or broken by having to pay to enter the track area, which has traditionally been free.
The lime just moved to outside the fence, complete with a pool (blow up) and hundreds of patrons being serenaded by bands as they warmed up before hitting the stage. I was told the lime outside the fence was really a good time. Inside the North Greens it has now turned into an all-inclusive fete complete with DJ playing the latest soca between the band’s performance, live band and rhythm section. The many limes I saw Blink, UTC (Unit Trust Corporation) Red Ants and Island People for example all had an abundance of food and drink. Island People with their couches, seats and live DJ attracted a nice crowd to their tent but UTT had it going on with seats, tables and a doubles man on the spot!
All in all Panorama Semis was a cool lime, albeit an expensive one!