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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bacchanal in Barrie?

~Caribana 40th anniversary~

This was an especially fun Caribana for us as our two carnival friends joined us on the road. It's always sensational having people play mas with us for the first time... it's never their last!

It was also a memorable Caribana with the newest It band, Toronto Revellers, who I suspected would dethrone Carnival Nationz, winning large Band of the Year, leaving CN in 3rd place. Saldenah, who held the title 15 times, took second place. Errol Achue's Mas Toronto placed 4th, and Marlon Singh's Callaloo placed 5th.
Newcomer Dexter Seusahai's Tribal Knights, the band I said to watch, did in fact take the small Band of the Year.

The usual complaint from some of the 1.5 million spectators was that there was a long wait between the bands. With 25,000 masqueraders and 3 bands not making it to the parade route, it's no surprise. This appears to be an issue every year, something hopefully that will be improved upon.

If you can't get enough carnival, up next is Caribfest, Barrie's first Caribbean styled Carnival this Saturday, September 1. This all day carnival will be held at the Barrie Event Centre starting at 10 a.m. It will feature Caribana costumes, a parade and a dance on the grounds of the Event Center. Reggae, soca, steel pan, chutney and tassa bands will be performing.


I want to thank all my Caribana friends and bloggers who gave this blog over 3000 hits! This blog will be on hiatus until Caribana 2008, so until then, it's back to MocaGyrl.

Monday, August 20, 2007


If you're looking for custom made mas boots for upcoming carnivals or for Caribana '08, check out local craftsman Bootsman's creations. He's made many different styles of boots (leather and vinyl) for carnivals world-wide.

these boots are made for walking...

MB contact info:
62 Trudeau Drive, Bowmanville Ontario Canada L1C 4K3
Call Anton at 416 524 1782 cell 905 623 4396 home 905 428 5847 daytime
Email - anton.gabriel@sympatico.ca
no website

Monday, August 13, 2007

Las Lap

Down de road, down de road, down de road, down de road, down de road, down de road now... the Las Lap!!

You have to go to the bottom of the post & come up to the top
to view in the right order, the pics were uploaded start to finish, which ends up being the reverse on blogger, lol.

but 1st things 1st:
my fabulous fuschia mas shoes kicked ass in Hamilton too, TAKE DAT!

last pics before we leave


sun weary

done, done & done

oh no, I won't wanna get up now

lol prerequisite pose w an officer

Women of the Amazon

Buublenut climbing again, lol!

next generation Saldenah


Revellers boi

powder pouff!

Sailor powder posse

Water Lilies section leader Bryant

Pink Pimpin

wha gwan?

Sexy Clown, Carnival Nationz

gimme more fuschia!

She quick to get his sword!

with Courtenay of Calalloo

best ride in the parade

w Mozez & Neil, Cotton Candy boiz

the 4 Water Lilies (oops, 4th Gyrl is covered)

more fabulous fuschia

Wings of a Tiger

oh, I see
round 2 for de butterfly

Showtime, Toronto Revellers
wha? this unknown man wouldn't move!

FabUlous Anonymous blogger

Gyrl, come out of anonymity! ...Or, we'll call you Paradisio Party Gyrl.

Mr. Javari

Javari section leader Christine

Bootsman & his Fusion Harmony Lady
Toronto Caribbean Connection

Sin City

Show me the Money

Errol Achue Mas Toronto

How cute is she??
Aztec, Tribal Knights


De Hamilton Crew
Neil, Christina, Mozez & Shawn
oops, somebody missin!... somebody missin!

Party like Rockstars

Ok, take 2... moon tattoo that didn't come off, lol!

feathers still fluffed & fierce

Mr. King on King

Hamilton Carni is most definitely an incredibly fun day for us... watch out Caribana, you have competition for my favourite day of the year!

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