Pan semis are here and all roads will lead to the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday. Now, depending on which part of the Savannah you’re headed, you’ll decide on exactly what you are going to walk with and what you are going to put in it. The Grand Stand is for a more mature crowd: dignitaries, tourists and real pan lovers. It’s a sit down affair there so a handbag is allowable. The North Stand, however, is a different vibe entirely. There will be pan lovers but they will be pan lovers who like to lime so if you really feel the need to walk with a bag make sure it can accommodate you holding a plate of pelau in one hand and a cup of something nice in the other. If you end up on the Greens then you might want to walk without any bag. It’s a non-stop party there and with unlimited drinks, music and food who wants to be encumbered? Whatever you decide to walk with or area to go in there are some basics you will need to have.
Bandana: The Savannah is known for one thing, lots of dust. So make sure to walk with one to cover your nose if you are a sinus sufferer. Or you could just use it to mop the sweat from your brow or wave or whatever. It’s utilitarian like that.
Compact and lip gloss: Ladies, it’s gonna be hot and sticky and with all that cute fare walking around you wanna look your best. The fried bake shiny look is not appealing, regardless of state of inebriation.
Phone: To text your pardners to let them know where your tent is, or where Uncle Lance and his pelau crew from Princes Town set up for lunch. And to get numbers. And to update your timeline on Facebook as the action goes down.
Trident Valu pack: Valu packs give you the real value for money, 18 sticks of gum are offered instead of 12 pellets. More is merrier with Trident Valu packs and sharing is easier. The compound Xylitol in the gum also prevents cavities. Flavours Orginal, cinnamon, freshmint, spearmint, tropical wave, watermelon, peppermint, blue berry, passion berry, bubblegum, strawberry.
Shades: The Savannah party takes place in hot sun so protect your eyes with a nice pair of shades. You could also use it to covertly gape all those beautiful people who congregate at Panorama every year.