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Last Lap

Carlos Atwell

Last Lap

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THE ANNUAL Crop Over Festival climaxes today with Grand Kadooment and thousands of revellers set to take to the street – regardless of the weather and costume pricing concerns.
There were some grumbles about cost, but yesterday people were still doing last-minute shopping for costumes.
And the forecast today is “generally cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms”, but revellers always say “rain can’t stop this carnival”.
Thirty bands with thousands “wining” and “chipping” costumed revellers will be on the Kadooment route – from Warrens to Spring Garden – in a competition that follows a some calypso contests, including the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals.
Yesterday when the DAILY NATION visited a few band houses some people expressed concern about the high costume prices, while others shrugged aside the issue.
Monique Benskin, who was looking to pick up a costume at the LIME Contact band house located in Wildey, St Michael, said: “I like the festival, but I think it’s now too expensive. I don’t know if I will continue next year.”