Tag Archives: Stiltwalkers
Friday was a nice day with a little rain on and off. We had gone to Reception to sign up for a couple activities – The Plantation Dinner show and a catamaran for snorkeling.
It turned out that The Plantation was available last night so we grabbed that.
They set up a little wedding arbor on the cliff across from us so we took a few pictures. This wedding was a bit different from last year. This year, the bride walked down the hill, last year, she rode in a golf cart. This year was a violinist, last year a steel drummer.
The little video tried to get a bit of the violin music. I told Tom that I didn’t think that the salty sea air here would be good for a violin and he said it was maybe a plastic-varius. <cough>
Our pick-up time for The Plantation was 5:45 so we got changed and off to the taxi. After going through Oistens and the beginnings of the Friday Fish Fry, we picked up 5 other people, all from the UK.
We got to The Plantation in plenty of time. We picked up our “welcome drinks” and ome of us had pictures with members of the cast. We went to our table – right on the dance floor, in front Nearly perfect seating. Turns out a 5-year-old named Edward had the center front seat. More about him later.
We were entertained by the Casablanca Steel Orchestra – 5 steel drums with 4 drummers, a bass and a drum set. I love watching the one who deals with 2 steel drums – very talented!
Dinner time and lots of great food – salads, flying fish, macaroni pie, BBQ chicken, beef stew, peas’n’rice, desserts and more, coffee… Whatever anyone could possibly want and lots of it. There is also an open bar but I stopped after the first rum punch.
After dinner, the show started.
Here are some highlights:
My favorites, I think, are the stiltwalkers. I am always amazed at how they can dance on those stilts. And I wonder why there are no women doing this.
After the show was the limbo contest, then a singer whow encouraged people to dance with songs like Hot, Hot Hot and In De Congaline.
Took the taxi back home – all in all a great night!