FLOW's Creole in the Park opens
A woman with flaming-red hair takes photographs of people among hanging canopies of evergreen trees and giant leaf-shaped canvas billboards in red, green and orange advertising Petro Caribe, Heineken, Flow and Tropical Shipping.
A drunken man in a checkered shirt and shorts lets the music hit him, his face contorts as if he feels the pain.
A boy wraps an oval yellow balloon around the head of a five-year old girl, she shrieks with delight.
His Excellency President Charles Angelo Savarin cuts the shortest ribbon that you will ever see so quickly photographers collectively groan- they didn't get a shot.
There you have it-FLOW's Creole in the Park, Number 13 is launched. That was today at 2.45 pm at the Botanic Gardens.
Then Val Cuffy, now looking slimmer than Alex Bruno, his perennial co-master of ceremony introduces Ultra, the first band of the four-day music, food and promotion extravaganza that was first launched in 2003 as a day-event as patrons wait for the beginning of the World Creole Music Festival.
Before the tonight is over four bands, including the legendary Midnight Grovers, are expected to entertain a large and enthusiastic crowd who will pay a token fee.
Here's the line-up for the four-day event.
Altra Sound Band
Nayee and Friends
First Serenade Band
Triple Kay Band