After a successful debut as a mas band (D Gulf) in 2008, the husband-and-wife team of Ronnie and Caroline McIntosh launched their 2009 presentation Bakkanal last Friday evening at Club Ambassador, Long Circular Road, St James.
Caroline McIntosh designed the costumes, which explore Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival "then and now" (1839-2008) and creates a practical insight into the fun and excitement of the "greatest show on earth".
She says there is never a Carnival without a Bakkanal and invites the masquerader to be a part of some of the events that make Trinidad Carnival a Bakkanal.
The duo showed their enthusiastic guests nine sections which included Cockfight, Blue Devils, Chutney Monarch, Panorama, "Wasa Fete, Dimanche Gras, Soca Monarch, Calypso Fiesta and Envy, a guest section from New York.
Carnival band launches continue this weekend with Trevor Wallace's presentation titled Dance Yuh Dance at the Lure, Sweet Water Marine, Chaguaramas tomorrow from 9 p.m.
On Sunday it's the turn of Meg Cheekes with her Pulse 8 presentation of Hot, Hot, Hot...Sizzle and Burn at the Queen's Park Oval, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain.