Vis­it­ing for the Fes­ti­val

Crop Over Souvenir - - VISITING FOR THE FESTIVAL -

Ev­ery year, thou­sands en­ter Bar­ba­dian shores with one thing in mind – en­joy­ing the Crop Over fes­ti­val! The va­ca­tion­ers, whether they are na­tion­als liv­ing abroad or tourists, find the live­li­ness of the sea­son im­pos­si­ble to re­sist. They pour into the Grant­ley Adams In­ter­na­tional Air­port, hail­ing from far and wide. We took a trip to the air­port on Tues­day July 31, just five days be­fore Grand Kadoo­ment, to find out why vis­i­tors en­joy the Crop Over sea­son.

Name: Jas­mine Bolton Age: 24

Where are you vis­it­ing from? Wash­ing­ton D.C., United States of Amer­ica.

Are you a re­peat vis­i­tor? This is my first time.

Why do you love the Crop Over fes­ti­val? I’m ex­cited to come for the first time. I’m here for Crop Over and my friend’s birth­day. I love the fes­ti­val be­cause you get to dress up and be in a cos­tume band. I’m ex­cited to ex­pe­ri­ence a new cul­ture.

Name: Karen Sim­mons-ni­co­las Age: 52

Where are you vis­it­ing from? At­lanta, Ge­or­gia. Are you a re­peat vis­i­tor? Yes, but I have not been here in 15 years. Why do you love the Crop Over fes­ti­val? The mu­sic, the peo­ple and the fun. Photo cap­tion from left- Karen Sim­mons-ni­co­las, her aunt Muriel Redrick, mom Myrna Bel­grave and hus­band Serge Ni­co­las.

Name: Lor­nell May­nard Age: 28

Where are you vis­it­ing from? Lon­don, United King­dom.

Are you a re­peat vis­i­tor? Yes.

Why do you love the Crop Over fes­ti­val? I love the mu­sic and the weather. I also love the amaz­ing at­mos­phere, amaz­ing cos­tumes and great vibes.

Name: Asha Small-wolf Age: 39

Where are you vis­it­ing from? Lon­don, United King­dom. Are you a re­peat vis­i­tor? Yes. Why do you love the Crop Over fes­ti­val? I’m here as a birth­day gift to my­self, do­ing Crop Over first class. My birth­day is com­ing up in Septem­ber. I’ve never done it be­fore. I’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced it, so it’s the ex­pe­ri­ence – the day, the colours, the vibe. I’m look­ing for­ward to jump­ing in the Aura band with my cousin. I just want to try it be­cause I don’t think I would do it again.

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