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big jo

Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2009 »
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  • I am glad to see other people think that ' amunette ' is trying to cause an argument where there is no need for one. Carnival does exactly what it says on the tin and just because your partner is Canarian does not make you  the mouthpiece for all Canarians and frankly I am bored with reading your comments. I am sure Mardi Gras and the Rio carnival would appreciate your valued opinion too !!!!!!       

    redflash2

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #31 on: February 26, 2009 »
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  • My information which I consider reliable for ages now is that the theme for the Carnaval is DISCO!   That does not mention any specific year but on research for my cossie is that it is late very 60's and early 70's!  I remember wearing these types of clothes and should have kept them!  Hippie is just about in that range also and the blue biscuit actually has quite a few origional hippy things but unfortunately may not have the time to dig them out!!  It is late Mary Quant then Abba and then Hippy with John Lennon specs.  I remember wearing the white plastic boots also which was also of that time and websites are still selling them!  No mention to my knowledge has been made of the years but if you go onto any website for costumes for Disco then that is what you will see!

    I am the expert on this here so don't start your petty arguments with me thankyou!  The Queen of Carnaval has spoken!!!

    grockle

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #32 on: February 26, 2009 »
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  • Well, who'd have thought that such an innocuous subject would bring this much lively debate to the forum?

    orange

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #33 on: February 26, 2009 »
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  • I can see where amunette is coming from.

    Oppression is rarely forgiven and never forgotten.

    amunette

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #34 on: February 27, 2009 »
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    I am glad to see other people think that ' amunette ' is trying to cause an argument where there is no need for one. Carnival does exactly what it says on the tin and just because your partner is Canarian does not make you  the mouthpiece for all Canarians and frankly I am bored with reading your comments. I am sure Mardi Gras and the Rio carnival would appreciate your valued opinion too !!!!!!

    As I said before, why should I not be able to voice my opinion because it does not agree with the majority? That does not mean I am trying to cause an argunent at all, I really do believe it was insensitive to choose a period of time when the country the Carnival is being held in was under a dictator, but as it has now been clarified the theme is actually DISCO, my view is wholly different.

    DISCO encompasses many eras, mainly the 80's, which were  a time of celebration for the Spanish/Canarian people.

    I do not claim to be a mouthpiece at all, but what I said is true, when this 60's /70's thing was heard of many older people were quite understandably upset by it. If you are bored with reading my comments, then quite frankly, don't read them!! Skip over them, the online version of the off button!!

    As for Mardi Gras and Rio, point them in this direction, I have loads of ideas for non-offensive themes ;D

    « Last Edit: February 27, 2009 by amunette »

    orange

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #35 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • I do not think for one minute that amunette was trying to cause an argument.

    It is not solely an opinion, Franco at an early stage was the Military Commander of the
    Canary Islands. Hitler was also a supporter at a further stage especially during the Civil War.

    Celebration or themes surrounding music of different eras and behaviour attributed to that is a different kettle of fish. 

    There is also a considerable gap between serious times and producing comedies about them. Advantage is made by
    the majority of viewers or listeners not being involved in them. Too close and parts would be considered an insult.

    But even the insult (of everyone and everything) is part of UK comedy now.

    Can't wait for next years theme. Lets hope that it is clearly declared...

    big jo

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    « Reply #36 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • Not a mouthpiece but claim to know the personal opinions of MANY older Canarian people, of course you do!!!!
    Glad to hear that DISCO has made you happier and I'll be sure to tell the carnival commission to ensure they discuss next year's theme with you prior to announcing it just in case!!
     

    Falstaff

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #37 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • Mrs Falstaff has just returned from our local street market with several rolls of cardinal red material
    and she would like to suggest an inoffensive Spanish  cultural and religious theme for next years Carnival which not even Amunette's canary could possibly object to.  Wait for it- what about the Spanish Inquisition! 

    Mrs Falstaff  is frantically peddling away on her old singer sewing machine as I write and she is already on her fourth cassock. 

    For this week only we are offering a 40% discount on our new Inquisition range.

    If anyone is interested, please email me with vital statistics. I have provided a link to our sales  website where our garments are professionally displayed (hope I haven't broken the advertising rules again Dolly).



    By the remotest chance that someone might take offence at this suggestion then we apologise most sincerely.  I have provided the following  link to our complaints department.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/its-pc-gone-mad-how-did-taking-offence-become-a-national-obsession-1607060.html

    Finally, our new complaints department logo  is shown bellow.





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    amunette

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #38 on: February 27, 2009 »
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    Can't wait for next years theme. Lets hope that it is clearly declared...

    Yes, save's any misunderstandings and also announce it well in advance, not like this year!!

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    Not a mouthpiece but claim to know the personal opinions of MANY older Canarian people, of course you do!!!!
    Glad to hear that DISCO has made you happier and I'll be sure to tell the carnival commission to ensure they discuss next year's theme with you prior to announcing it just in case!!

    As my OH and his family(large!) know many, many people, in the area, also from Tierro del Trigo, El Tanque etc, then yes, we do know many older Canaries :)

    Thanks for being glad, much appreciated.  As I said before, I am available to dispense advice on next years fiestas, carnivals etc ;D


    Falstaff, calling someone a Canary not Canarian is tantamount to racism. You seem to be suggesting he is both animalistic and lesser than me ie a pet.  It is unfortunate you find subjects where many people died the source of such amusement.




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    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #39 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • well done falstaff!!!! 

    orange

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    « Reply #40 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • There is one matter that was brought in by the Spanish Inquisition as a torture and that is waterboarding.
    This still exists today and is a classed by the United States of America as acceptable interrogation.

    The UK looks on waiting for its next instruction and finds itself unable to comment about this and other atrocities.

    The common link are Muslims...



    Falstaff

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #41 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • Welcome back Janey, you've been missed.

    In reply to the other posts, all I can say is:-

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    magsnmike

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #42 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • Welcome back Janey indeed and her other post promoting the area .

    I have never been lucky enough to be in Tenerife for the Carnival but I would have thought that it was a time to bring both locals and tourists together for the good of the whole area.

    Some of the postings have been dreadful.

    Unfortunately we cannot change history but we can work to improve the future.

    Los Gigantes/Puerto Santiago/Arena is a beautiful part of the world and we should be promoting this, residents and visitors like myself, to do so.

    Wishing everyone who attends the carnival a happy and peaceful time.


    Chrissi

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #43 on: February 28, 2009 »
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  • Very well said Magsnmike. There are many nationalities living in this area Canarian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese and British ex pats and we all enjoy the fiestas together.I started this string by asking if anyone had seen a full program for the events next week, Wish I hadnt bothered having read all this rubbish.

    orange

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #44 on: February 28, 2009 »
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  • Thats the problem with a Forum, people have different opinions and values. How annoying.

    None of these postings have been 'off-topic'.

    People may all come together to enjoy a Fiesta, but in my experience they have different feelings

    and lives, normally shaped by history...


    amunette

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #45 on: March 01, 2009 »
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    I started this string by asking if anyone had seen a full program for the events next week, Wish I hadnt bothered having read all this rubbish.

    I think far worse than anything said on this thread is, that less than a month before the Carnival, you had to post to find out details of it, plus no-one seemed to know exactly what the theme is.

    It would make more sense to advertise well in advance, plus follow the main Carnival in Santa Cruz's theme, as people then do not have to have buy/make different costumes if they attend both, plus all the visiting bands/dancers who are dressed in the SC themed clothes would fit in as well, instead of having a mish-mash of 2 themes going on.

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    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #46 on: March 01, 2009 »
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    I think far worse than anything said on this thread is, that less than a month before the Carnival, you had to post to find out details of it, plus no-one seemed to know exactly what the theme is.

    It would make more sense to advertise well in advance, plus follow the main Carnival in Santa Cruz's theme, as people then do not have to have buy/make different costumes if they attend both, plus all the visiting bands/dancers who are dressed in the SC themed clothes would fit in as well, instead of having a mish-mash of 2 themes going on.


     ??? sorry? - I thought earlier in this thread you told us that many of your and particularly your "Canarian Partner's" friends were avoiding this year's event because of the theme?

    Falstaff

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #47 on: March 02, 2009 »
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  • The Los Gigantes Carnival is an excellent spectacle organised by a small group of committed  volunteers. The only criticism I have ever  made over the years is that it has never been  promoted  by the Council in the best interest of the local economy given that it is in an ideal position  to do so. The local Council through its professional full time officers should involve itself and take the initiative to promote the Carnival to the outside world.

    I am a member of a number of  voluntary organizations in my own village in the UK  and give up my free time for free for the onerous and thankless task of  providing  services to the community in circumstances in which most residents just couldn't be bothered to lift a finger, but surprisingly, some people who are glued to their armchairs are very keen to tell you in no uncertain terms  what you have done is patently wrong and what you should be doing better. It does infuriate me, particularly when  their criticisms are so silly, to the extent that you just feel like walking away, but you don't because the uncommitted  trivial complaining wind baggers  will remain glued to their armchairs and will not fill the vacuum, so the local community would be the looser.   

    I for one have full confidence in the Carnival committee. The very idea that they  should give up the freedom to chose the Carnival theme  or have to consult anyone about the theme or accept criticisms about their choice of theme is rather insulting to say the least. So my advice to the committee would be just  to carry on regardless of the silly wind bagging criticisms and continue to produce such a wonderful event.




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    amunette

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #48 on: March 04, 2009 »
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    sorry? - I thought earlier in this thread you told us that many of your and particularly your "Canarian Partner's" friends were avoiding this year's event because of the theme?

    And?  My post saying about no-one seeeing to know the theme was in respect of posters here!!!

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    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #49 on: March 05, 2009 »
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  • As an experiment for this year?s carnival we have temporarily moved the web cam and focused on the square.  Hope you enjoy it.  The losgigantes.com team will be busy each day of carnival to bring you photos, which can be viewed in our photo gallery, and video on our video page ? a few days in edit is needed.

    http://www.losgigantes.com/webcam/webcam.html

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    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #50 on: March 06, 2009 »
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  • Photos from last night's events can be viewed in our photo gallery http://www.losgigantes.com/pictures/index.php

    amunette

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    « Reply #51 on: March 06, 2009 »
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  • Beautiful piccies, the colours are amazing, but what the heck is Councillor Gerrad wearing LOL!!

    The crowd seemed to enjoy the Murgas, but I must admit they give me the creeps, as I have a clown phobia, eep!!! Plus cannot keep up with them, but OH loves them as they slate the politicians big time.
    « Last Edit: March 07, 2009 by amunette »

    Chrissi

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #52 on: March 06, 2009 »
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  • What a fabulous night we all had last night in Los Gigantes Square. The opening of the Carnival was wonderful and the square was packed, many many Canarians /spanish and other nationalities all there together.  So So sorry Amunette but the canarians /spanish didnt boycot it and they and the minority of ex pacts all had a fabulous time. No Franco or Hitler in sight. What a great night and I am sure that the tourists on holiday had a super time too. I started this string with a simple question, and will still maintain that prosperity for this area of Tenerife would benefit from the details of these events being posted much sooner, I know many people agree with me.  However, it was still a brilliant night and all praise to the organisers of this event, it was great.
    « Last Edit: March 06, 2009 by Chrissi »

    amunette

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #53 on: March 07, 2009 »
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  • Chrissi, it may have escaped your notice, but in order to avoid further conflict I am not getting into any more debates about Carnival!! Not worth the hassle, especially when my in-laws start getting slagged off and taken the p*ss out of for no reason other than I posted here (See Janey thread). Very sad some cannot respond to others points of view without resorting to personal attacks and petty spiteful comments.

    I might as well take the opportunity whilst on the subject to say I see a huge  difference in how posts by a non-LG clique poster are dealt with. By that I mean, when "It's Immaterial" were critisised, thread deleted. Arches criticized, thread deleted. The "Fight Night Ladies"? Thread deleted. I and my family are openly taken the p*ss out of, nasty untrue accusations and comments posted, but what do you know, not deleted!! Not that I want them to be, as it shows people for what they are. Intolerant of others views, and when lacking any sort of valid argument, resort to snidey comments and nastyness.   

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    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #54 on: March 07, 2009 »
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  • Amunette.  I can't monitor this forum 24 hrs a day, but if anyone contacts us upset or offended by a personal attack then it is deleated as soon as it is recieved.

    As you have stated you don't want the comments deleated I will leave them be.

    Come on everyone play nice in the sand pit - no fighting.  It's carnaval time, let your hair down, drag out those dancing shoes and have a real good time.

    Those of you not able to join in the fun can click on to our web cam and view the festivities - not a brilliant view but we are working on it for next year - SPONSOR NEEDED - ANYONE INTERESTED?

    Clips of each day will be posted on our video page - in a day or so.

    joey

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #55 on: March 07, 2009 »
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  • Been involved with Carnaval for many years, I?m a  long way away now, but hope you all have a wonderful time. So many people put in so much effort and time  in the back-ground ,to making the Carnaval  as good as it is each year. Will greatly miss the Parade tomorrow, our favorite part. We are  a past Queen Mother!

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    « Reply #56 on: March 08, 2009 »
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  • Carnival has been great so far as always but ehere is the goats meat man!!

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    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #57 on: March 10, 2009 »
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  • Carnaval 2009 has been 5 days of fun and  laughter for the crowds taking part. Despite the credit crunch  many have taken the opportunity to let their hair down and have a real good time.

    For the losgigantes.com team working and having fun at the same time is always a tough challenge, but all the photos are now up on the photo gallery http://www.losgigantes.com/pictures/.  The video edits will take a bit longer but work is well under way, and a DVD will be available to purchase - watch this space.

    We have some suprising news for you all regarding Carnaval 2010, but more  on that in the next day or two when we have recovered from the shock.

    The PM

    Re: Carnvial in Los Gigantes
    « Reply #58 on: March 11, 2009 »
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  • Well it's offical, we got a call from DaRKeTaMiN at about 1.30am after the sardine to tell us the news, but we had to check it out officialy and is was right, The PM, Dolly Diver and DaRKeTaMiN have all been elected to the carival commission for 2010! what an honor! Watch this space as Dolly Diver says.

    amunette

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    « Reply #59 on: March 11, 2009 »
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  • Congratulations!!!!