Wet & wild
OVER 10 000 REVELLERS enjoyed the showers and cool conditions of Grand Kadooment yesterday as Crop Over 2012 came to a wet and “loose” climax on the Spring Garden Highway.
With 24 registered bands wukking, wining and playing themselves from Warrens, past the National Stadium, through Bank Hall, Eagle Hall, Black Rock and onto Spring Garden, most paraded in the rain to Mikey’s We Loose; while veteran masquerader Gwyneth Squires copped the titles for Large Band Of The Year, Best Band On The Road, Most Colourful Large Band, Topical, and Designer Of The Year with Barbados In Living Colour.
The bouncy, high-energy We Loose earned Mikey the Tune Of The Crop: his fourth 2012 title and an almost clean sweep of this season’s musical awards, following victories in the Sweet Soca, Party Monarch and People’s Monarch last week.
“It is a great feeling. It’s humbling. I’m just thankful to the Lord . . . . When you put God first, He opens doors,” the 29-year-old member of Headliners calypso tent told the DAILY NATION last night.