Engine Room Section Engine Room Section, Inc., was founded in 1994 for the sole purpose of bringing back the “old time” way of masquerading, or as Trinidadians would say “playing mas”, into the Annual Caribbean/American Carnival in the City of Boston. With this old school theme in mind a few of the fellas and gyals got together and brought the original form of costuming, Mud Mas commonly known as ole mas, onto the Boston Carnival stage.
King & Queen Show
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It was a very cool evening cloudy and slightly raining. Engine room section (ERS) launched their 2k11 band “East Dry River”, their 13th annual band launching and as usual it was pumping.
There were several supporters and what was most likely a first, Boston number one Steelband Branches Steelband was in attendance. And as always they did not fail to deliver. They played several of their classic pieces and the crowd certainly enjoyed every moment of their appearance. Also there was the founder of Jah Jah drummers Glen Noel, Several Dj’s from 101.3FM, Mr. David Martin, Boston Carnival organizing committee PRO Mrs. Carol Leggett and several other local celebrities.
The band launching can be described as a mini jamboree, there were refreshments and lots of tasty tropical cuisine, a jewelry booth, an artist that painted some t-shirts and other vendors.
No rain could stop this band launch, at about 9:00PM the models took to the stage; lights on let the presentation begin. East Dry River – the costumes were white and reminded one of a time back in the 60 with a modern twist. The designer should consider putting these designs out there for the general public to purchase, because they were unique and certainly deserve more that one day in the spotlight.
The female models as always were hot and the men were really real men, I over heard a woman that look like a million dollars tell one of the models “save some for the road”. Yes indeed save some for the road. When MUDD is added to the mix it will make for some very interesting earth tone and as always a highly charged atmosphere with great designs, mudd and water, "East Dry River" mudd madness for 2K11. Band Launch Photographs