Partying with Saints; Trinidad’s Carnival private fete whups all-inclusive charts

Carnival 2012 may be over, however, amidst the plethora of all inclusives, cooler events and major concert shows which took place, the annual mid-season soiree ‘Fete with the Saints’ is still etched in the minds of many 2012 partygoers and premium event enthusiasts.

The younger lady looks smackered

Dining in fine style in the St. Mary's courtyard

For its 2012 edition the grounds of Saint Mary’s College were abuzz with the spirit of true festivity as the masses came out in fine fashion to party with past pupils and esteemed alumni of this prestigious educational institution. ‘Fete with the Saints’ attracted some of the country’s most notable individuals including His Excellency, the President of Trinidad and Tobago, George Maxwell Richards, Opposition Senator Donna Cox and Minister of Health Dr. Tim Gopeesingh.

One 2012 ‘Fete with the Saints’ attendee was asked recently about her C2K12 party experience highlights. She made it clear that the ambience and amenities at the St. Mary’s all-inclusive reigned supreme.

Much to the delight of both the younger and mature fetters, St. Mary’s graduate Kees Dieffenthaller brought a lively, pulsating vibe

Former Imij and Company bandmates Michelle Xavier (right) and Kees Dieffenthaller bring the house down at this year's St. Mary's fete

There was absolutely no shortage of food and drink at the event. The different bars boasted a variety of premium drinks and spirits as well as exotic cocktails while the food booths provided an assortment of local and international delicacies which catered to the eclectic tastes of its loyal audience. The food selections ranged from BBQ Ribs, Roti, Wantons, Pork Dumplings and Geera and Jerk Pork to Suckling Pig, Creole dishes, Crab and Dumplings, and Corn Soup.

{APOCRYPHAL} Man in Glasses thinking to himself - "Ah-Gawd! The bot-bot feel NiiiCE, d'oh! Wonder if me caan' get some fuh trute, oui?"

Patrons having a time at St. Mary's All-Inclusive 2012

For several attendees this year’s entertainment line-up also brought lasting memories with performances from the vibrant and talented Dil-E-Nadan which moved the massive audience with its unique Chutney-Soca sound mixed with classic Soca numbers. Much to the delight of both the younger and mature fetters, St. Mary’s graduate Kees Dieffenthaller brought a lively, pulsating vibe with his popular Pop-Soca crossover band, Kes the Band.

In addition to the premium food and drink and excellent party and socializing atmosphere, perhaps the most unforgettable moment was the hyped up crowd singing in unison to songs featured on the Roy Cape All Stars set such as Blaxx’s “Sound the Horn”, Kerwin Dubois’ “Bacchanalist” and Iwer George’s “No Pain”. The well dressed and well mannered audience held nothing back when expressing their appreciation for good vibes and sweet Soca music.

It was indeed evident that Fete with the Saints 2012 was not only successful but will also remain a beloved Carnival experience in the minds of many. The St. Mary’s College Past Students’ Union will definitely ride this positive momentum going into all of their other annual signature events e.g.Dining with the Saints’ as patrons eagerly anticipate next year’s Carnival extravaganza.

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