Women, women and security men – Carnival 2009

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Copyright © 2009 Richard Bolai

Feathers, feather and high heels. women ruled the streets, Port of Spain, Trinidad

It didn’t matter where you walked sooner or later you bounced up a carnival band that made the streets impassable. Carnival bands were divided by many sections and populated by women of all creeds, heights and sizes. The harem were protected by a sea of security with some men imitating a SWATT tactic team.

Masqueraders please do not hang on to the truck

Carnival 2009 left you wondering what was the point, and an event that was forgetful to what you had witness on a rather light cool and drizzly Tuesday. Female masqueraders although took their time to look their best and one went a little further to catch the spotlight. The pair of stiletto heels she said were kept on for the duration of the day and then they were taken off once in a while to alleviate the pressure on her feet. All for vanity, all for looking good. No matter the disparity in gender, women ruled the streets and their bodies by shaking off any juvenile boy who tried to steal a wine.

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Waiting patiently in queue members of Harts line up to use the portable toilets which moved along with the band, Along Mucurapo road, Trinidad. West Indies,

Harts had its share of revelry as displayed by this Hart-o-lite. She eagerly wanted to show that she knew it all, and that raising her arm you needed a flag along with a bit more vigor in music. But then, an imperfection in the road nearly tripped her. One wonders if she was trying too hard or were her bandy legs the cause of it- Bless her blue poom poom (hart).

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A quiet sailor band member chipping towards Tragarete road, Port of Spain, Carnival 2009

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Chipping: A type of march that resembles trotting in snow.

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