Thursday, August 6, 2009
Caribana Parade This Past Saturday in Toronto, Canada
Jump up and stand back.
That was the plan.
It worked, too, until about 3 p.m., when the gyrating masses at the 42nd Caribana parade decided they'd had enough. It was time to celebrate in true Caribana style. Up the street, thousands of plumed masqueraders danced with heroic stamina, while bass-heavy soca music rattled the peripheral vision of anyone who got close enough to one of 37 bands. Organizers estimated more than a million revellers attended the parade along the 3 mile route. The annual festival ended on Sunday.