As early as 4:00 a.m., revellers took to the streets enjoying the sweet sounds of their favourite bands and endured an approximate six hours of jamming and revelry through and through the demarcated route.
The Kollision Band, Small Axe, Nu Vybes Band Intl, Grand Masters, Ultrasonics, Ronnie Rascal, King Konris are some of the bands and hi-fi systems which provided entertainment for the massive crowds.
Street Activities Sub-Committee Chair, Vincent Fough, in an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com, indicated that he was pleased with the day’s session and noted that he is looking forward to a similar showing for the other street activities.
“It was a good J’Ouvert morning jam. Revellers came out in their numbers and the participants were competitive and we had a lot of troupes that played mas’. The route seemed to have worked out great in terms of the amount of persons, bands and troupes and the way the route was set up really helped to alleviate some of the problems that could have presented themselves.
“The bands did well in following the directions and they seem to have covered all points. From my view, it was a great j’ouvert. Today lived up to my expectations and I am looking forward to seeing a similar presentation on Grand Parade Day,” Fough expressed.
Sugar Mas’ 2010/2011 Chairman, Clement ‘Monarch’ O’Garro, also spoke with MiyVue.com and concurred with Fough’s sentiments noting, “I thought it was an excellent j’ouvert.”
He also made mention of the security forces which were out in their numbers to maintain law and ordered during the revelry and feting.
“One of the things we have to do is congratulate the security forces. From all reports, they pretty much said it was incident free. Of course, there were some hiccups here and there but it was pretty much incident free.”
He further expressed that “there was excellent participation from the bands, deejays, troupes and others.”
Also commenting on the general behaviour of revellers, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime (ACP Crime), Superintendent Ian Queeley informed, “There were minor skirmishes which were quickly quelled by the security forces.”