the haitian "band" dont have costume - not a real band - just a jump up ting - so they have the #s , the music and the energy - i enjoyed them
but i like traditional calypso or soca music for carnival and the costumes
i have a video on phone - will try to post[/
Yeah.....didn't get to see them this year....i always enjoyed seeing them come down the Parkway 10k strong marching with the best sound system hands down.
Re your comments. ..well...diff strokes for diff ppl...like their format. That is their thing...even if they were in t shirts you still would have a lkt of them......anyone arguing that inorder to take part in this you need to be in costumes imo is bias.....if u want to play pretty mas....by all means do. For years the Big Trini bands were complaining of this same issue. ....yet they refuse to show up and go early......when you know they coming out 10k strong. ....so you get stuck behind them it is a wrap.
We just need to appreciate it for what it is....a nice parade celebrating W.I. pride ......
I am not looking to see Spragga Benz or his followers in costumes. .....that is not their thing...
Btw...imo..without the Haitians on the Parkway. ....it wouldn't be the same as unruly as some of the followers are......pull up Elephant man Wave yuh Flag....and see how he lock down Eastern Parkway. .ac few years ago..with both Trinis..Jamaicans. ...Bajans...etc jumping in unity together. .you cant find a better look than that of total unity and jumping as one....if u can find a better one for me...post it....we just currently have a set of F up unruly youths that want to F shit up for everyone !
and labor day is more than the parkway - its al the lil parties , seeing people, hanging etc.... it dooh have a big fete with tons of peopleWe just need to appreciate it for what it is....a nice parade celebrating W.I. pride ......