A new mas band vows to take all the hassle out of playing
mas on Carnival days and judging from its launch on Sunday
the outfit is off to a perfect start.
Just Friends is the appropriate name of the group that pulled
out all the stops in a simple presentation which had all
the nuances one could expect.
Offering a portrayal titled We Playing Sailor, the band
unveiled its contribution for Carnival 2009 to the sheer
delight of the audience in attendance at the St James Amphitheatre,
located at Western Main Road, St James.
Veteran band leader Chris Humphrey, music producer and distributor
Earl Crosby and ex-section leader Ann-Marie Placide are
the principals responsible for the new outfit.
With the emergence of this new mas band comes the promise
of making the mas experience simple.
Catering for not more than 500 masqueraders and the attractive
price tag of $850 for two days of revelry, therell
be no restriction on the movement of masqueraders on the
Citing that its simply a fun band, Just Friends is
staying clear of competition.
Like the old days
Variation on costumes are allowed.
Masqueraders can request added decorations on their costumes
for a fee or do it themselves, as used to be done in the
old days of mas.
A mas of friendship
During his introduction of the band, Crosby said: As
the name suggest, Just Friends seeks to bring
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