Carnival in Trinidad:  Then and Now

I don't mean to sound like an Old Fart, but the 1957 Carnival just seems to me so much more charming and weird and ingenious--look at those bipedal seahorses with the mermaid--than the current version, which seems to be about nothing more than bare flesh. Maybe the 2015 videographer simply did not film the weird costumes--but then again, every other video of the 2015 carnival on YouTube features the exact same stuff. Now, I like bare flesh as much as the next voyeur, but I would really prefer to see a papier-mache Godzilla any day.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 10, 2016
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Costumes and Masks | Music | Parades and Festivals | Sexuality | Outsider Art | Foreign Customs | Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures | 2010s | 1950s | Caribbean | Body Painting

Someone would add papier-mâché boobs to everything Paul smile
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/10/16 at 04:59 PM
Some of the older Carnival tradition lives on as as the Mummers' Parade in Philadelphia, even though the roots are different. See
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. in Marlton, NJ on 01/10/16 at 09:10 PM
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