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Tuesday, July 5, 2022


Territorial Court Rising Stars steel band got Tuesday night off to a lively start as they led the pre-teen tramp before sunset. The sounds of massed steel pans reverberated through town as the first tramp of the night worked its way from Market Square to the Children's Village. The crowd following the sounds may have been shorter in stature than most of the Carnival gatherings, many had one hand holding their parents and the other on a younger sibling, but the level of excitement and enjoyment was as high as at any event in Carnival '99.
The senior citizens tramp was scheduled to start at 8 p.m. This turned out to be a dual tramp with a group of Traditional Indians twirlers and drummers leading off on time. After the drummers got off to a good lead, the leaders of the Senior Citizens tramp swung into action.
The group was not exclusive as the original band of about 30 was quickly joined by many of the observers in Market Square on their way down Main Street. A variety of fresh and classic Quelbe tunes were belted out by the trampers. A big expansion of the tramp occurred at Post Office Square with another 20 people swelling the group to around 100.
The Senior Citizen's tramp triumphantly entered Champagne Court singing "We're Here Because We Are Here." The band on stage at the time took up the tune after the tramp wound around the Carnival Village and ended up in front of the bandstand. One dance by all trampers to the band and the last Senior Citizens Tramp of the century was successfully completed.

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