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#1 Nov 23, 2018 10:30 pm

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Death Knell for Fish Friday?

Went up for my first Fish Friday in a very Looooooong time, and I nearly missed it.

Were it not for the smell of cooking I might have thought it wasn't happening any more. Down the far end of the street that used to be bustling with people and stalls was a stall selling drinks, and around the corner we finally found what was left of the market. Even that was so diminished. 3 maybe 4 stalls with only one having a display and variety to grab the attention. Even they let the side down by not having any boxes to cart off the food with until eventually a young man who had been sent off arrived with supplies.

Is it the death knell, or will there be a revival?

I certainly shan't be rushing back, as the drive to and from the venue was fraught with danger with countless buses using HUD headlamps and lots of car drivers with no ability to dip their headlamps made it a journey not to be repeated in a hurry. Repeated forced stops to avoid not going into a drain, or bank, or the vehicle coming the other way which was blinding me made it very unpleasant.

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#2 Nov 23, 2018 10:51 pm

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Re: Death Knell for Fish Friday?

Location location location. Plus it's not all that anyway, no imagination just noise and fry fish.

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#3 Nov 26, 2018 8:03 am

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Re: Death Knell for Fish Friday?

Expat, can you take over and spice things up a bit? While you're at it, consider relocating the event to some place you think will be better. Consult others with similar views as yours on the issue and let us know on here when we should expect the fish to start frying.

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#4 Nov 26, 2018 9:26 am

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I went to one at the very beginning maybe the first, second or third, ah doh remember. Then ah went to one last year, and it was nothing.  I ended up in one of the casinos in Gouyave..  Then while I there recently I attended another one, and it was dead real dead.  Not ah thing to write home about.

I think folks want someway to go Fridays.  They should move it around.  Once ah month and ah different parish every month.  I think Expat won't mind having it in his gap once ah year.

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#5 Nov 26, 2018 10:03 am

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Slice, I don't know how many acres or space Expat has to host the event. But, if necessary, he can pitch a few tents and get some lawn chairs for customers to sit on to old talk while grubbing. I could see it now: "Fridays at Expat's -- Fun For All!" (Don't misinterpret me and tell people that it is "Rum for All" or even "Food for All" because Expat may not want to spend all his British pounds.)

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#6 Nov 26, 2018 4:39 pm

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Re: Death Knell for Fish Friday?

Slice wrote:

I went to one at the very beginning maybe the first, second or third, ah doh remember. Then ah went to one last year, and it was nothing.  I ended up in one of the casinos in Gouyave..  Then while I there recently I attended another one, and it was dead real dead.  Not ah thing to write home about.

I think folks want someway to go Fridays.  They should move it around.  Once ah month and ah different parish every month.  I think Expat won't mind having it in his gap once ah year.

In some way the demise of the Gouyave Friday is kinda what made it a lucrative undertaking at one point:

The SGU students came very early in the evening for reasons Expat mentioned as problematic. They paid tourist prices for the lobster tails, etc. By the time they left and the more local crowd came at the later hours there was little menu choices left and at the same tourist prices. That lack of balance took its toll plus the local entertainment went from a Mista Killa live and direct to some no-name entertainer who seems to have never held a pan stick before.

Of course we can throw in other reasons based around what I just mentioned. Especially when nothing lasts forever and dies even faster with the lack of re-inventive ideas. LOL.

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#7 Nov 26, 2018 7:09 pm

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Re: Death Knell for Fish Friday?

Why would the Fish Fry be on Friday?
Most people have spare time on Saturday.

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#8 Nov 27, 2018 10:10 am

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Re: Death Knell for Fish Friday?

gripe wrote:

Slice, I don't know how many acres or space Expat has to host the event. But, if necessary, he can pitch a few tents and get some lawn chairs for customers to sit on to old talk while grubbing. I could see it now: "Fridays at Expat's -- Fun For All!" (Don't misinterpret me and tell people that it is "Rum for All" or even "Food for All" because Expat may not want to spend all his British pounds.)

gripe, Expat has ah bunch ah land that is ready for an event like that.  Honestly ah tink Expat is one of the most progessive land owners in that area.  Just about 2 minutes from Expat, is another great area, the owner has ah nice little business, he will be happy to be ah part of hosting Fish Friday.  Doh hold your breath doh, Expat doh like the noise and the loud music.

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#9 Nov 30, 2018 11:58 pm

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Re: Death Knell for Fish Friday?

houston wrote:

Why would the Fish Fry be on Friday?
Most people have spare time on Saturday.

Fish is the food for Friday ent it? So they made it Fish Friday.

Can't blame them for trying to capitalise on religion.

But, just like this bar or that club is the place to be for 5 minutes, I guess Gouyave has lost its draw.

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