After the great result last night (3rd at Bridgwater) everybody was up-beat for the carnival ahead. There was still lots to paint and some engineering to modify. The police came round to check over the cart and suddenly the indicators stopped working!
North Pertherton is normally a wet carnival but tonight was clear and dry as the procession set off into town, the crowd looked happy and appreciative. We crossed the start line just as the first few drops of rain started to fall...
We had a few technical issues with some of the wheels on the cart which led to a difference of opinion between the enineering team and the electrical team as to whether they should be switched off or left on. Just like a family we have our disagreements from time to time.
We'd just passed the judges at the community centre, when the music went off! Whilst Budgie and Gary fiddled with the buttons, the cast did really well and managed to complete two whole sequences whilst keeping in time with no music, well done guys! Soon the flat battery in the MP3 player was replaced and we were underway again, much to everyone's relief.
Finally we crossed the finish line and the rain was easing off, it had been a long carnival, but we'd made it!
It didn't take long to get everyone off and we could start the journey to Burnham. A quick stop just outside Bridgwater to break down the cart and we were heading for our next stop. It was a good journey with very little traffic and we were able to park up with out any problems.
Now to head home for our party at the Westonzoyland Community Centre.