Just 4 Fun’s Car­ni­val Coup

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Who would have thought - a car­ni­val band launch in Jan­uary when car­ni­val is all the way in July of that year? Well last Satur­day car­ni­val band Just 4 Fun came up with the pre­vi­ously “un­think­able” and de­liv­ered the big­gest car­ni­val band launch here in the his­tory of Looshan Mas. Come to think of it, the event was much grander than last year’s na­tional car­ni­val launch at Min­doo Phillip Park.

The event was held in the Court­yard of the Gai­ety on Rod­ney Bay where Just 4 Fun wel­comed thou­sands to the un­veil­ing of their theme for this year’s car­ni­val “Out of Afrika.” The band launch fea­tured the band Eval­u­cian who put on a great per­for­mance of­fer­ing the three-thou­sand plus crowd Soca num­bers be­tween 2014 and 2015. The band’s front man, Arthur has de­vel­oped much as a per­former and his abil­ity to connect with his au­di­ence on Satur­day was re­mark­able.

One of the is­land’s fore­most DJs, Sir Lancealot also had his say on Satur­day cre­at­ing a won­der­ful Soca at­mos­phere ahead of the ac­tual un­veil­ing of the cos­tumes. The un­veil­ing it­self fea­tured an African dance pre­sen­ta­tion be­fore the first sec­tion of the band was pror­trayed. All eyes were on the mas­sive stage to the back of the court­yard as cell phones strained to get that per­fect pic­ture of the cos­tumed mod­els.

Eight sec­tions later and it was time for the fi­nale, the model adorn­ing the cos­tume in the VVIP sec­tion. In­tro­duced by shield bear­ing African war­riors, she made her way on stage, much to the de­light of the au­di­ence. But there was more! Just 4 Fun’s sig­na­ture body-painted model made her way on stage with lit­tle on save for dash­ing colours of care­fully ap­plied paint. She was joined on stage by all the mod­els as they danced back and forth across the stage be­fore mak­ing their way through the crowd and up­stairs to the VIP sec­tion.

The Just 4 Fun body-painted muse with DJ

Sir Lancealot.

A pair of mod­els stir up

a frenzy on stage.

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