“The past 5 years were never like this year,” commented one reveller, Marlon Powell, as he took the time out from jamming with the Banker Mas’ camp.
“This is like a parade like no other, I am having lots of fun and the musical bands seem to have come out this year to entertain patrons; not to mention the production of the troupes this year, I must commend them all for a job well done… It’s carnival in Sugar City and I’m enjoying it to the fullest,” Powell told MiyVue.com.
It was clear that everyone seem to have been enjoying themselves as they danced to the sweet “Pep” music around Basseterre from mid-afternoon to about 9 pm.
Although the parade did not start on the scheduled time of 11 am, thousands lined the streets along Greenlands, Basseterre, awaiting the commencement of the street parade. As soon as the rhythm box sounded from the musical bands, it was jamming nonstop, all through the town.
The streets of Basseterre were flooded with an assortment of colours from the various carnival troupes and their revelers displayed their costumes before the judges along the way.
From creatures “Under the Sea”, to Calypso Legend and Shipwreck, onlookers were treated to 8 hours of colourful parading.
Next on the carnival calendar will be the Last Lap which is scheduled for Tuesday 3rd January and a bumper crowd is expected to be one of the highlights for the day; a fitting end to the carnival festivities.