Carnival Without A Home
Anyway Broward Carnival (South Florida) is about 3 weeks away, it is the premier West Indian event is South Florida now surpassing even the original Miami Carnival in both size and entertainment value.
Problem; the event is now homeless. The official launch is tomorrow Sep 9th with Kiddies Carnival on Sep 30th and the big jump-up on Sunday Oct 7th. It was supposed to be held at a park in Miramar this year but at the last minute it seems as if the political powers that control that Miami suburb have have suddenly had a change of heart. Talk of too much garbage, too many people, too much traffic seems to have prevailed. This is quite a big deal down south, the Miami Herald has carried an article on the matter everyday since Thursday. Somehow I get the impression that the paper is elated about the carnival being put out. Maybe I am reading too much into the articles. Here is the latest.
The Kiddies Carnival is safe as it will be a much smaller event held at a park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. But the Oct 7th jump-up is questionable at this point. Maybe the Caribbean carnival model is just not suited for American cities; Atlanta has location problems almost every year, New York always has issues with the NYPD and non-West Indian vendors. Only Toronto seems to have mastered the carnival in the city thing north of Havana, and of course they are not an American city.
Oh well I really hope it comes off I am so looking forward to shooting the pictures.