Sugar Aloes gets bitter welcome
PORT OF SPAIN — The second half of the Calypso Fiesta took a turn for the worse as former national calypso monarch Michael Sugar Aloes Osouna was pelted with wet toilet paper and wrapped rotis as he performed at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
Dressed in a white and pink suit, Aloes sang Not the Land and continued his performance even as he was pelted with toilet paper missiles.
Uniformed police officers manned both entrances at the front of the stage while Aloes performed.
Patrons also waved placards saying “Don’t Go 4 Crown With Dat Song” and “Sugar Aloo-es is Wuk Ah Wuking Fuh Curry Dollar$”.
The entertainer seemed unfazed and replied, “I still love allyuh. Raise them toilet paper high.”
Aloes was criticised by members of the calypso fraternity and the public after he serenaded Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar with Tarrus Riley’s She’s Royal at the People’s Partnership’s second anniversary celebrations in Chaguanas in May 2012.
Also taking insult in stride at the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation competition was Winston “The Original De Fosto Himself” Scarborough, who performed Alloo Sing before exiting the stage.
As the competition heightened, Housing Minister Dr. Roodal Moonilal showed his support backstage to the entertainers after their performances.
But the drama did not end there.
The crowd looked on in suspense as calypsonian Eunice Peters, who sang None of the Above – a political commentary – took a tumble before she ended her rendition.
She fell on stage but quickly got back up before going backstage and receiving first aid. (Express)