Tremendous Aruba Tivoli Lighting Parade

twisted-dreams-opc-oreo-6Aruba’s Lighting Parade took off at 8 p.m. at Kooyman and Dakota Shopping Paradise with over 3,500 Participants, 13 groups, 16 bands and 1 brass band and danced through the streets of Oranjestad till 3 a.m.

The Super Dancers, opened the parade with a special banner and the TBS brass band followed by Los Laga Bai, dressed as the Trupials at Park Arikok with Robert Jeandor and his Solo Banda Show, followed by Hospi Jollies, with Golden Elegance of Emeralds and the Déjà Vu Band. TOB presented It’s Magic with Youth Extreme; Champagne paraded Monarchs of the World with Reload/NBO; Oreo-OPC presented World Fantasy with Oreo. Always Ambiente, staged Hollywood with Search; Pleasers & Teasers introduced Flintstones go Vegas with Le Groove; The Creators Carnival Group wheeled Kentucky Fried Chicken with the Creators; Diamonds Carnival Group showed up with Diamonds Fantasy and Climax; Sunrise Carnival Group enjoyed Celebration with  BMW & Tsunami; Majestic Carnival Group with Majestic Goes Black Tie danced to Impact; Dushi Carnival Group orchestrated a Dushi Dance Party with Dushi Band, while ATNG Carnival group showed up with sailors and the ATNG Band. The Lastlap Band, closed the parade with a giant street dance, just before the cleaning crews took over  . . . If the Lighting Parade is an indication as to what the Grand Parade will be like, next week, it will be off-the-chart fantastic.

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February 14, 2009
Rona Coster