A section of the audience which attended Shining Stars' opening night.(Picture by Christoff Griffith)
WITH COSTS OF AROUND $25 000 a night, it is becoming harder every year to pitch a tent for Crop Over, but those remaining are pledging not to pull up stakes just yet.
Stray Cats, Super Gladiators, De First Citizens/Digicel Big Show, House of Soca and Cave Shepherd All Stars have been joined this year by newcomer Shining Stars, managed by Julie Sealy, which will be the last tent to be judged on July 19.
The first tent judging is Thursday with Cave Shepherd All Stars, followed by Kingdom of Super Gladiators on Friday.
Though there were also six tents last year, this was a far cry from the days when there were 13. (NS)
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