Stardom Tent to have new format

Patrons at the 2012 Stardom Tent

Stardom Tent will be taking on a new format in 2013, treasurer of the tent, Arthur “Bassie” Pascal, has revealed.

According to Pascal all calypsonians will not be performing on the same night, as it was done in the past. “Usually all Stardom calypsonians sing on the same night but we’re going to break it down into about 15 calypsonians per night since we have a lot of new calypsonians, plus the more experienced ones,” he told Dominica News Online.

The tent will be launched on Thursday January 3, 2013 at Calypso House and will begin the following Saturday at the Sisserou Hotel.

Pascal pointed out that the calypsoes for the 2013 tent are very impressive and patrons should expect a good show.

He also indicated that sponsorship for the show has been secured.

Meanwhile,  one of the organizers of Showdown Mas Camp, Daryl Bobb, has said that a change in the venue for the 2013 tent is the biggest challenge being faced.

According to Bobb, the location of the show was moved from the Harlem Plaza to the Public Service Union (PSU) grounds since sponsors said they were not getting value for money.

“We are trying to turn the location into a carnival village, a proper entertainment venue complete with a VIP booth and a covering for the comfort of our patrons in case of inclement weather,” he told DNO.

He added that the number of performers will be consistent with other years and the show’s main focus is to give value to sponsors.

Bobb also noted that patrons should look out for a few new calypsonians at the show.

“We at Showdown Mas Camp see the importance of giving the young calypsonians a chance to show their talent. So this year we have a few new calypsonians who will be participating in our tent,” he remarked.

Showdown Mas Camp will begin on Friday January 11, 2013.

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  1. kensbro
    January 2, 2013

    @ harlem bombers maybe Bobby should invest in Hot Air like yu. Its risk free.

  2. ambassador abc
    January 2, 2013

    It seems like dem man want to teef de rasta from behind. Papamet they forget wat happen to Madame Speaka wen she try a scene wif Bobby nuh. Well look roro in de Kaiso.

  3. mighty atom
    January 2, 2013

    The Dragon did say that the Scientist will destroy every thing including himself. Be warned.

  4. In da kno
    January 2, 2013

    Re Harlem Bombers are yu aware dat Domlec, Dowasco, Lime et al will cut off their services (bare essentials at that) for less than $50 so why can’t the man ask for his just dues from these KFC junkees. And yes MC paid $15k but it cost $25k to host the season so guess who put up the xtra $10k. Right, my friend, the Owner Who Can do Anything. Sir/Mam those of us in the kno do know what HP contributed to MC (a pity Mr Georges is not there to tell u more) but time will tell.

  5. Sly
    January 2, 2013

    Just like de old days dem Arrons get vex an they take their bat n go. Well no probs we will play football if we can’t play cricket. Is newtown savannah we raise and we know how to deal with dragons and scientists. De Ghost is having a good laugh now I bet.

  6. a friend
    January 2, 2013

    When Bobby gives n help allyu he is jesus but when he asks for what is due to him then he is de devil. But who Jah bless no man curse and Bobby is a blessed youth. Ask Pat n Randy as they know Bobby n his generous ways better than all of yu.

  7. ghost
    January 2, 2013

    Since yu kno it all Harlem Bombers maybe yu can tell us why the gym ppl got kicked out of the Community centre and why MasCamp had no home until the Plaza gave them one. Also u can show us that $15000 was pd to HP. Dem man is family stay out of their business pls

  8. scotland yard
    January 2, 2013

    mas camp is jan 11th

  9. T mama
    January 2, 2013

    Harlem Plaza is the best place….they should work things out….

  10. zasquales
    January 1, 2013

    where is Bobby, C’mon Bobby tell us the truth. you are being malingned and destroyed. what is it that harlem plaza was sidelined. I smell a rat about owing. I bet yu a million dollars, some body want harlem plazea for free from Bobby. C/mon Mass camp Daryll an Co pay up awah pa lah. an

  11. harlem bombers
    January 1, 2013

    @ ingrate you think $15 000.00 for a month and a half is little money. he was well paid get your facts straight.

  12. the plaza
    January 1, 2013

    Admin why dont you ever post my comments. I fed up with all you now u know.

  13. Anonymous
    January 1, 2013

    I thought the Harlem Plaza was sold?

  14. harlem bombers
    January 1, 2013

    If the owner of the plaza can lock out the gym ppl for $300.00 he can do anything.

  15. harlem plaza
    January 1, 2013

    Stop talking without having all the facts, the sponsors got alot of trouble with the owner of the plaza.

    1. he would sell drinks from non sponsors.
    2. the sponsors couldnt brand the place with their flyers as they wanted too.

    There are many other reasons:

    The band and calypsonians were also given trouble to practice. the owner likes ppl to beg him for his place. you dont beg when you pay CASH.

    so please get all the facts before all you start talking. At the end of every show the owner was paid cash. paying him was not the issue, his attitude is the issue.

  16. Anonymous
    January 1, 2013

    wow…. am trying to imagine how they will set up this new venue for mas camp. just hope the neighbors will not complain about noise disturbances for the season. anyways all the best for the upcoming season.

  17. ingrate
    December 31, 2012

    And after all da Value dat Mascamp got for little money at Harlem Plaza. Maguasa time will tell wi.

  18. diceagain
    December 31, 2012

    Looks like de puppet strings have been cut from Harlem Plaza. Hope Mas Camp didn’t cut its nose to spite its face.

  19. nicetime
    December 31, 2012

    Hey Deryll why didn’t Mascamp give Harlem Plaza money for the value yu all got there all these years.

  20. philme
    December 31, 2012

    this will not work here is one the sings that did not make this year give them some time

  21. Chou Poule
    December 31, 2012

    I want to try to understand how changing venues will add value for the sponsors. The ideal location was the Plaza. Mass Camp must not thr that. Are they moving because they have not paid their rent? They must pay up if they are owing. Is Bobb taking Dominican for moroons and giving that flimsy excuse. Come better than that. Admin, do not delete my comment please.

  22. hmmm
    December 31, 2012

    Which is it? the 5th or the 11th for showdown? I am getting conflicting dates. If its the 13th, I must say that’s pretty late guys.

    Admin: The information which DNO has published came from Daryl Bobb. You can contact him at VF Inc. to confirm.

    • MOU
      January 1, 2013

      Mas Camp is on a friday. How can it be the 5th? The 5th is a Saturday….gosh

      • hmmm
        January 3, 2013

        well the 4th then..get a life bish!

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