Orlando Carnival Downtown 2018

By Weldon Ryan

Orlando Carnival Downtown was an event that fulfilled everyone's expectation.  Despite a tumultuous week of thunderstorms and rain showers Orlando came out to celebrate another year of festivities and reverie.  Machel Montano was the headliner and the Mas bands was nothing but sinful.  Unfortunately  this year there was two carnivals in Orlando on the same day.  Last year was such  successful because of the effort of GGR Marketing  resulting in a "Free" quality event, Why would younot want a better local than Downtown Orlando instead of a dusty fairground. The musical lineup was phenomenal.  Naturally I stayed with the the original Orlando Carnival Association and organizers GGR Marketing because they organize very well.  There were three mas bands at the carnival for the road march which was plenty.  Lead by Krazy Andy's Krazy Krew they owned the road. As always the food vendor delighted spectators and participants with delicious Caribbean cuisine.  But the best part of the day was the performance of Machel Montano.