Thursday, February 22, 2018

WE JAMMIN' STILL*

Rain but masqueraders doh business....

FROLICKING FOURSOME: Tribe masqueraders revel in the moment as they cross the stage in the presentation Zero - The Life Below yesterday at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY


PORT OF SPAIN
 
The rains came, drenched masqueraders, stopped, fell again, but failed to dampen the spirits of thousands crossing Carnival's main stage at the Queen's Park Savannah yesterday.
Feathers dripping, shoes and hair soaked, masqueraders let loose, unfazed by the thick, dark clouds hovering overhead. The song of choice for the parade was clearly Ultimate Rejects' “Full Extreme”, which was played again and again and again. 
 
 
 
There were infrequent injections of Machel Montano's “Your Time Now” and “Beat It” as well as Iwer George's “Take a Bathe”, but “Full Extreme” ruled the stage. Kicking off the Parade of the Bands at 7.45 a.m. was mini band Simply Cultural. The band paid tribute to the late cultural and media icon Holly Betaudier with its portrayal Minstrels Bongo for Holly B. Following closely behind was Hart's Ultra Violet Jungle and Ronnie and Caro's Fearless 10.
 
 
Apart from Tribe's lengthy stay on the stage there were no hiccups in the flow of bands.
So massive was Tribe's Zero — The Below Life that it took over 45 minutes to cross the stage. The band comprised 14 different sections. 

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