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For masqueraders, spending hours
in the sun is all part of the Carnival
experience, but for spectators in San
Fernando waiting hours before a band
passed was a bit frustrating.
Hundreds gathered at the three judg-
ing points for the 9 am start for the
parade of the bands but it was not until
10.30 am when Fyzabad band Southern
Mas Associates made an appearance
before the judges at High Street, did
the festivities start.
For those at the National Academy
for Performing Arts, South Campus,
they had to shelter in their vehicles,
under trees, umbrellas, newspapers and
even bandanas. At 12.30 pm, Fireworks
Promotion/Trini Fever Crew reached
the judges and then the action began.
For hours, the only glimpse of mas
were those masqueraders who were
hustling to get to their respective mas
camps, while others rushed to join the
bands on the road.
Although many patrons complained
about the tardiness, once the colour,
creativity and the revelry started, many
had forgotten their discontentment.
Many bands had well-planned pre-
sentations and it was not only about
bikini and beads clad women wining
on the road.
Defending band of the year Ivan
Kalicharan mas band did not disappoint
as their presentation of Beats lit up
spectators eyes with not only a variety
of colours, but the associated theatrics.
With nine sections in the bands, their
portrayals of the various genres of music
together with the dances, entertained
the crowd. With beats such as Soca,
Chutney, Samba, Jazz and Baroque, the
champs made a strong bid to retain
The competition was stiff, however,
as Fireworks Promotion/Trini Fever
Crew had some tricks of their own with
their portrayals of Mysteries Beneath.
A band that has been growing in num-
bers and style over the past years, their
theme represented the colourful ele-
ments of the ocean.
Starting their performance with a
well-choreographed dance of creatures
in the sea, they were able to represent
the Royal Jelly Fish, Dragon Shark, Lion
Fish, Lost Treasure among others
Southern Mas Associates and Lionel
Jagessar and Associates showed that
Revelers in the
for the judges
Masqueraders from the defending band of the year in San Fernando Ivan
Kalicharan portrays Beats for the judges on High Street, during Carnival
celebrations on Tuesday evening. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
Indian Mas remained relevant with their creative use
of patterns and colours, while Legall and Friends
showcased the sexuality and attractiveness of modern
By the time 2.30 pm, some of the other bands
were now leaving their camps, while at the same
time more spectators started to flood the streets.
Despite the lack of funding for this year s celebration,
the parade went on with few problems, except for
an incident where police attempted to wreck a truck
equipped with a generator for the judges tent. The
incident held up the parade for almost 30 minutes
before senior police officers intervened and allowed
the show to continue.
While parading on High Street, one female mas-
querader escaped serious injury when a sign bearing
the Catwalk logo dislodged from the building, hitting
her on the back.
While there was a good mixture of present and
past soca selections on the road, Machel Montano s
Ministry of Road reigned supreme.
It was a toss up for second place between Kerwin
Dubois Too Real, Farmer Nappy s Big People Party
and Mr Killa s Rolly Polly. Although Ministry of Road
was more popular on the day, Rolly Polly created the
most action with full figured women grabbing the
attention whenever the song played.
More than bikinis, beads in South mas
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