The greatest show on earth dawned on us. It enticed friends and visitors to its shores. In a shock wave of excitement, colour and joy Trinbagonians and the international community became one. It can best be described as a love movement spurred by a frenzy of fashion, style and fun, fun, fun.
Carnival 2k13 gave revelers and newcomers a chance at the rebirth of a culture and a vessel for expression of Trinbagonian Spirit that soared beyond the heights of one’s true heart’s delight.Tradition stepped in and reminded locals to celebrate and liberate themselves from a time gone by. These included the reenactment of Canboulay riots, Jouvert celebrations, Dimanche Gras and sweet Panorama.
This year saw senior icons in music make an extraordinary debut to the Carnival scene with current super stars still solidifying their presence. Super Blue and Raymond Ramnarine returned to soca and chutney scene as Kings of their genres. Unremittingly, the Carnival Soca Prince Machel Montano was not far away. He was still the life of the party.
Fast Forward to 2013 where premium and super premium all inclusive fetes brought international celebrities and socialites to participate in a true Carnival experience. The Carnival period brought true divas and fashionistas out as bright and bold styles claimed hair, clothes, shoes and accessory trends. The greatest recognition came out in a free fashion show by Anya Ayoung Chee in Fashion Rocks the Avenue.
Queen Carnival came out in full force with revelry on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. The tropical weather of warm sunshine, pulsing music and rhythmic vibrations joined in by masqueraders and sidewalk patrons who participated in their own way as one family. The beauty of this Carnival is not only its mesmerizing designs, the power, energy of the music, the warmth and passion of the people but also the distinct ability that it gives to any random soul to fall in love with it, to actively participate in it and anxiously anticipate Queen Carnival’s next arrival.
Whilst many may admit that Queen Carnival’s reign is over it is truly never ending. Preparation for Carnival 2014 has already begun. So Carnival lovers it gives me much pleasure to boast, “Long Live the Queen!”
Let’s Go Trinidad and Tobago! Represent!