There might not have been an abundance of feathers and beads as has become synonymous with the hosting of any carnival, but that did not stop the University of the West Indies’ crews from bringing out the creativity over the weekend.
On Saturday there was colour, there was spandex and lycra and a host of other materials, but with the simple offerings, including some T-shirt bands, the designers were able to create costumes similar to those on offer last year for Crop-Over Foreday Morning jam.
Bathing suit-like outfits, T-shirts with short shorts, bra tops and headbands, with some additional decorative beading and sequins, formed the majority of the costumes parading the Spring Garden Highway.
The annual carnival began at the Party Stand on Spring Garden around 2:30 p.m. and ended at the Cave Hill campus with a number of bands taking part and students revelling to the sounds of hot soca hits from both Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, along with some of the best from the other Caribbean countries. There were also a number of dub hits blasting the airwaves, much to the enjoyment of revellers.
The carnival parade traditionally brings to an end more than a week of related events usually centred on the campus, including a car show, a sports evening and a wet fete. (LB)