And after being refreshed by the waters, it was back out into the streets. As we mentioned, the J'Ourvet was only the primer for the road march which began at 1 pm from Ceasar Ridge Road. There were four junior and three senior bands.
The road march was aired live right here on Channel Seven with hosts Neil Hall and Angela Gegg.
Here are some highlights. Keith Swift Reporting, On Saturday the carnival bands got into position on Caesar Ridge Road for the road march. The march hadn't started yet but the judging had already began. Road March Judge, "This is the road march section of the judging and so we are looking at punctuality, quality of the costume, appearance and design, and its creativity overall, organization, grouping in sections, and overall impact in the organization of the group." Including her King Bambino, Marina Welcome's Jump Street Posse had 60 dancers spread out in three sections. Welcome was feeling confident.
Marina Welcome, Jump Street Posse "I have a little feeling. I don't like to brag but I have a little feeling. From I am seeing, I think I will take home something." And while the juniors stood politely, even nervously, in line - the seniors had already started to party. Reveler #1, "Oh I feel so great. I have been dancing carnival for sixteen years...I will make it to the Marion Jones and I will enjoy myself and if I live to see next year, I am going again." As is the tradition - the road march was led by the Minorettes Marching Band. Video Montage of Carnival Road March. See it: On Demand First place in the senior category went to Erotic Mas Band. Mother Nature's placed second followed by Fantaxia. For the juniors, Mahogany Masqueraders came out on top. Black Pearl followed in second place and defending champs Jump Street Posse placed third.
The senior king competition was held at 11 am on Saturday and that was won by erotic which also won senior queen. We can't tell you what any of the prizes are because the cash strapped Carnival Committee is still searching for funds to cover the prizes.