I Love Trinidad Carnival

[quote]I. Love. Trinidad Carnival. #thatisall[/quote]

Trinidad Carnival is hands down the closest I have ever been to heaven! Blasphemy, YES, I know and I will not apologize. It is one thing to be a spectator on the streets on Trinidad’s capital Port of Spain. Stand around, snap photos of the sweaty masqueraders, bop to the thunderous bass of the Soca music on the big trucks. It is another – the ULTIMATE – to play mas!

To really understand modern Trinidad Carnival you will have to get the Caribbean island nation a few days – preferably on Fantastic Friday – before all hell breaks loose. You’ll need to drop allyuh (all of your) inhibitions and worries about your size and weight. You’ll need to lime (chill with allyuh friends) on Ariapita Avenue (De Avenue), eat ah Bake & Shark at Maracas Beach, go to ah All-Inclusive Fete, play Jouvert, play Monday mas & Tuesday mas – ALL without sleep!

Psst… this is the tour I’m going on > Trinidad Carnival Tour 2014

I stress modern Carnival because there are many beautiful and interesting historical facets to the festival that many newcomers do not know. I will touch upon certain aspects of traditional Carnival here leading up to Trinidad Carnival 2014.

Have you ever played mas? Have you ever been to Trinidad and Tobago? Leave your comments below 🙂

Gallery images by Nabwood Fotos

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