St Lucia's Toxik Carnival Band Press Launch 2009

by Mantius
(Saint Lucia)

Model displays 2009 Toxik Carnival Band costume.

Model displays 2009 Toxik Carnival Band costume.

Big up Toxik Carnival band, the first band to launch for St Lucia Carnival 2009 (or 2KMine as the master of ceremonies kept echoing). Thanks Jason (band leader) for inviting me to your press launch which took place last Thursday, April 9 at Sandals Grand. I felt honoured and excited to be an invitee.


The press launch was of a high standard. It was a happy few hours filled with positive energy. Toxik carnival band came across as a band with hard working band leaders behind it. They appeared "ready for mas again". I felt the passion of Toxik's founders and was impressed. It was inspiring.

The sponsors had good things to say about Toxik. In particular, the representative for Campari said he was thrilled with the returns from sponsoring the band last year and is excited to be on board in 2009. He spoke well.

Then came the moment everyone was waiting for, the display of costumes. I was caught up with watching the beauty of the St Lucian young ladies who took to the stage. Toxik's theme for 2009 centers around "dreams". I liked the potrayal of the actors/models on stage and for a moment I dreamed of "not leaving here without a woman". I found the costumes very sensual, sexy and revealing. Two of them really stood out for me. I particularly liked the Nightmares costume and so did most of the attendees, judging from the rousing applause.

A word of caution. These costumes won't appeal to everyone. Certainly not folks looking for "traditional" carnival costumes. They are geared towards young, uninhibited, more daring revellers.

Toxik, thanks for the eats and drinks.

Overall, I give Toxik a thumbs up and wish them well for the 2009 St Lucia Carnival season. Great vibes!

By Mantius Cazaubon

(St Lucia's Toxik Carnival Band Press Launch 2009)

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Apr 22, 2009
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big up toxik
by: david

i am very please with the costumes this year this will be my second year jumping with the band toxik and i am ready 4 mas again P.S i am ready 4 the offical launch on the 30 of april 2k9

Apr 26, 2009
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ready to wine in 2k nine
by: Anonymous

well this year the costumes looks alot better and i think we taking it this year

May 01, 2009
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we ready for 2k wine in 2009
by: simonj

well i saw he costumes last nite and they are looking good and we are taking band of the year this year.

May 01, 2009
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crap
by: Anonymous

where the rest of the pics 4 the other costumes that one is nice

May 01, 2009
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ready 2 wine in 2kmine
by: david

its me again ready 4 carinval 2kmine well i was please with the attendence at lastnite launch and also very please with the costumes too i am ready 2 jump with tokix in 2kmine big up 2 jason and the whole toxik family good work keep it up P.S looking foward 2 the round de island and the boat ride.

May 16, 2009
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Toxik 2Kmine
by: Mr. Dixie Normous

I see that toxik is really ready for 2kmine. Again the yhaveset the pace for the other bands. I hope they keep it up. Toxik is know for having some great events, the beach vibes, round de island and that crazy pool fete at clemville...woy!!
I hear they have a mad pyjammer fete at bliss in a few weeks...can't wait and the round de island on June 7th.....mad again!!!!
Toxik I ready for you....I hope you ready for me eh...bon!!!

Mantius, put up de rest of the pics for people to gasan..a a....!! lol!!

May 16, 2009
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TOXIK
by: david

let me start off by saying i am ever ready for mass again i am also looking forward 4 the round de island its going 2 be madd ican tell u that i was there last year and it was off de hook madd again....

Jun 08, 2009
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new member to the band
by: babybeckham

yeh toxik i with yall for 2009

Jul 17, 2009
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REVELLER
by: KD

I WAS IN THAT BAND LAST YEAR AND IT WAS MADDDDDDDD!AND I AM IN IT THIS YEAR AND WILL BE MADDERRR!TOXIK IS THE BOMB GREAT COSTUMES, GREAT PEOPLE AND LOTS OF FUN.
KEEP IT UP.

May 25, 2010
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omg
by: ciara l

omg to the world that was one of my best year i am in that this year

Jun 30, 2011
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WAITING FOR PAYMENT
by: Anonymous

I would love to get paid for the costumes that everyone likes so much. It is now 2011 and we still are waiting for payment from Jason Hullingseed of TOXIK CARNIVAL.

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