A section from Ahdrenalin Carnival’s 2016 presentation, “How dare you? – The Burlesque Sensation”.

Ahdrenalin Carnival says it has taken away “a very valuable lesson” from the situation last year in which its music truck broke down for hours and will take steps to ensure that its masqueraders do not undergo a similar ordeal this year.

“While were not the first band to experience truck difficulty on Carnival Tuesday, we are ultimately responsible for ensuring that each masquerader has the time of their lives with us, regardless of if the occurrence is directly or indirectly a fault of ours, such as the truck,” the band said in a statement.

“For 2016, we have much to prove to everyone and also ourselves. We’ve raised the quality of our product significantly, from our costumes to our on-the-road experience. We owe this to our masqueraders. We’ve assessed and re-worked.

“We’ve reemerged as an even more dedicated band today because of 2015.”

Ahdrenalin Carnival's music truck broke down for several hours during Mardi Gras 2015.
Ahdrenalin Carnival’s music truck broke down for several hours during Mardi Gras 2015.

The band’s presentation this year is dubbed “How dare you? – The Burlesque Sensation”.

This year’s presentation sees six sections that consist of frontline and backline costume options, said to be designed by some of the region’s finest carnival costume designers.

The sections are “Moulin Rouge”, “L’Heure Verte”, “Scandal”, “Teaser”, “Creole Goddess” and “Peek-A-Boo”.

“Our improvements are all round, from our costumes, to our newly relaunched website, our customer service and on-the-road experience. We thank our loyal sponsors and masqueraders for sticking by us, as they add to our strength,” the band said, adding that it will offer discounts to categories of masqueraders.

Ahdrenalin Carnival captured the 2015 “King of the Bands” title.