02 March 2017 | Fort de France, Martinique
Well... That was pretty amazing (and LOUD). It was a very interesting experience, none of the choreographed splendor of New Orleans or Rio but a remarkable display of people power. I have posted (low quality at the moment) videos that show it best but what stood out was: the separation of the audience and the parade was non-existent - most of the audience were in costume and they joined and dropped off 'teams' at will, there was ZERO drunkeness or aggression - even in the densest crowds everyone was smiling and polite. It was a very endearing display.
We only saw / participated in three of the five themed days as we arrived in the middle of things but three days was plenty. We - and the whole island - are pretty subdued today, as befits lent.