Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Is A Success – PICS + RESULTS!!

Written by Red Carpet Shelley. Posted in Atlanta, Caribbean, Caribbean News, Carnival, Photos, RCS Blogs

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Published on May 28, 2013 with 1 Comment

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrated its 25th Anniversary over the weekend in grand style!!!!  The 25th staging of Atlanta’s Carnival took place on a new parade route and at a new venue:  Morris Brown Herndon Stadium.

(L to R) Edwin Yearwood, Tizzy, Iwer George, Jadine, Skinny Fabulous

(L to R) Edwin Yearwood, Tizzy, Iwer George, Jadine, Skinny Fabulous

Personally, I loved the new location and route.  As many are aware, there were logistical issues including parade route issues, lack of credentialing, entry problems, etc..  These issues will definitely need to be addressed especially if Atlanta Carnival returns to Morris Brown.

Iwer George having fun!

Iwer George having fun!

Additionally, I would also like to see an Atlanta-based host on stage at Atlanta Carnival.  This was Atlanta’s 25th Anniversary of Carnival and  someone from Atlanta should have been on that stage reppn’ for the hometown.  That being said, pulling off an event of this magnitude is no easy task and, in spite of all these issues and the naysayers, it was a success by measure of one the largest attendance ever at Atlanta Carnival and the enjoyment had by Carnival goers…I know I had a blast!

Pumpa Works the Crowd at Atlanta Carnival

Pumpa Works the Crowd at Atlanta Carnival

While it definitely was not a perfect Atlanta Carnival, and many have taken to social media to state their negative opinions, nothing in life is perfect (except me of course!).  That’s why God created erasers and forgiveness.  Going forward, rather than spewing negative energy perhaps we should contribute to a POSITIVE remedy for a better Atlanta Carnival for all.

“NO ONE IS PERFECT THEREFORE RATHER THAN CRITICIZING ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO DO JUSTICE TO YOUR CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY, WE ALREADY HAVE A HARD TIME IN AMERICA AND INSTEAD OF UNITY THE GOAL OF OTHERS IS TO CONQUER AND DIVIDE.” ~Pat Henry

A Carnival goer gets on stage to entertain V.I. artist Pumpa

A Carnival goer entertains V.I. artist Pumpa

Anyhoo..I’m moving on!  As mentioned, I liked the new venue.  The stadium setting allowed the performing artists to feed off the immense audience standing in front of them.  This is much different than the smaller area they had become accustomed to on Auburn Avenue..  As a result, I believe performers raised their level of energy and showmanship.   Kudos to Pumpa (St. Croix USVI) and Lavaman (Grenada)!!!   They were my favorites for the night and both artists showed up AND showed out….P.S.  allyuh Grenadians get on too bad!!!!

Lavaman makes his inaugural appearance at Atlanta Carnival

Lavaman makes his inaugural appearance at Atlanta Carnival

OFFICIAL RESULTS:

Band of the Year  – WE KIND A TING

2nd Runner Up –  MADD COLORS

3rd Place (TIE)  – CLASSI WAVES AND CALABASH ALLEY

Some photos courtesy: Chris Sharp Photography
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