Monday, May 21, 2007

The Long Weekend Wuk Up

I put on my best balls this weekend, and went on wedding duty. This was my first Trini wedding, what an experience.

Saturday was the Hindu ceremony. I fished out the Indian regalia, and drove to the most booney part of the city, an hour late. I drove into the parking lot and the first thing I see is about twenty or thirty men standing in front of their cars drinking rum. As I get out they say, ‘Gyal, yuh rite on time, yuh just follow your ways to the temple, show yuh face, and come back to the real party.’ So like a good girl, I followed their advice, and went into the ceremony, saw the beautiful bride, smiled, made friends with some kiddies, and then went out and proceeded to spend the next three hours in the sun, drinking rum with the boyz. Then came the questions, ‘So why a pretty little ting like yuh out here on yuh own?’ ‘How yuh know N?’ ‘Let me introduce yuh to all the single men, here, here’s Sasha, he’s got a wife and kids, but he single when they ain’t around.’ And so on. They loved the fact that I was from Dubai, and all in all I got five solid invitations for Carnival next year.

Sunday came the reception. I must say hats off to N and wife, for pulling quite a show. There were at least four hundred guests, and the highlight for me was definitely the tassa drums. (I am currently scheming to find an occasion that would warrant the hiring of the tassa crew.) The tassa drums were hot and the drum men loved the red gown I was wearing. I got comments like, “Hotness, yuh tryin to give meh ah heart attack.’ ‘How yuh get into that dress, leave the man yuh wit, I show yuh how to take that dress off the rite way.’

All in all it was good times, though I do not recommend going to a wedding alone. There is a certain amount of shame associated with a woman going to a wedding alone, which men are immune too. Perhaps its our own creation, but you tend to feel it when the slow dances come on, and you have to dance with the slightly rotund, firm gripping only single friend on the table…….Now who want to see pictures of the red dress?

16 comments:

gela said...

hehe, love this post.

So you were in the caribbean. That's your first time?

Crankyputz said...

Hey Gela, Long time, the wedding was in Toronto, and as Uncle Peter told me, I can't even Imagine the madness of a wedding in Trinidad...

The Comedy of Errors Called Me said...

i've always wanted to go to an indian wedding. niiice!
and where's the dress? LOL

Adrian said...

sounds like you had a ball with the boys :D

don't be mean.. show us you in the red dress!

The OE said...

I know you're undercover, but if you had a clandestine email address that select people could use to reach you perhaps it would be easier for someone to join you at the next wedding.

Bush Babee said...

Sounds like my kind of wedding. My ex was Trini so I'm assuming that the couple had two weddings for each of there families? Just wondering...

Holla

scratchie said...

Sounds like you had a good time. And oh yes....show us the dress.

Miz JJ said...

I thought I was suppose to be your date for the wedding?!? Lol. I definitely want to see the red dress!

Crankyputz said...

Bush Babee, yes two weddings for the two families....

Miz JJ: Don't even play, if I had even the slightest inkling you were for real, I would have caught hold of that fro and dragged you along all weekened long..

Jdid said...

dem trini bwoys love you off real bad nuh or is you that like them :-)

SimplEnigma said...

COE: Me too...I say we drive around Queens this summer and crash one. We "bung" to find one - especially if we go to Far Rockaway.

*takes out magnifying glass and waits for CP to upload a miniscule, unclickable image of her in the red dress*

See, I told you going to weddings alone was fun! Damn, I wish I would've known that it was an indian wedding. I've been looking for a reason to buy a sari!

Crankyputz said...

SED: SMART A$$

Leon said...

Worse if you're the perpetual bridesmaid.

Abeni said...

Red dress please..

bitsandgiggles said...

I agree with Leon...way worse to be the single bridesmaid. Which I will be. In January. The weekend of MY 30TH BIRTHDAY. *sigh*

Oh, and I'll be wearing a red dress with a pink sash. Does that make sense?

ms. complexity said...

Where is the dress????