Tuesday, 11 August 2009

In the Clutches of Carnival

Carnival Queen

Carnival costumes are too gorgeous to limit their exposure to just one night. Last night was Mas Monday. Everyone was out in the streets for the jump-up, a big street party stretching the length of the road from Grand Anse through the Carenage of St. Georges. Banks of speakers roll through the streets blasting Soca, and food and drinks are in plentiful supply. We can recommend the barbecue chicken.

Earlier in the day the bands assembled at the National Cricket Stadium for their judging. We caught some of them returning to their camps in the early evening. Today everyone will be back on the streets for the grand parade and the street judging.

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