There were only a few spectators in the Grand Stand at the Queen’s Park Savannah and the North Stand was virtually empty for the Parade of the Bands in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
But the poor turnout did not deter revellers from small, medium and large bands who danced their way across the stage at that venue. Also making appearances were traditional characters.
There was steady stream of masqueraders from 12.40 pm, with the first major band, Ronnie and Caro, crossing the stage at 1 pm with revellers in Monday wear dancing to DNA by Mical Teja.
Following close behind, large band The Lost Tribe, with its 2024 presentation Rainforest, including a reveller pushing a baby in a stroller, took 20 minutes to cross the stage.
K2K Alliance and Partners masqueraders were resplendent in white, black and orange head-to-toe dress in The Salt Crossing - Desert Season. The costuming set the band apart from many other Carnival presentations.
Paparazzi Carnival took the stage at 2.29 pm with Ihoko: The Forgotten Trail.
In the Road March race, while Mical Teja’s DNA was a favourite among the revellers yesterday, Bunji Garlin’s Carnival Contract was also played on rotation by music trucks crossing the stage.