Saturday 27th September, 2008


New band promises hassle-free revelry

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Dance baby, dance.


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, there’ll be no restriction on the movement of masqueraders on the road.

Citing that it’s 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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