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2012-03-26 12:36
Cape Town - The third annual Cape Town Carnival, which took place on Saturday, attracted a crowd of more than 100 000 people.

The Carnival, held in Greenpoint, kicked-off with a concert at the stadium forecourt followed by the float parade which saw more than 2000 participants march down Somerset Road with spectators watching from the sides.
Event organisers were happy about the turnout as well as the execution of the event, saying: "Carnivals across the world are famously extravagant; excess and exuberance being the essence of their visual success.The Cape Town Carnival gave us that.

"The voluntary performers delivered a world-class, moving fashion-fusion extravaganza. It was hard to judge what was the crowd's favourite, although the African Queens and the Mini-bus taxi's elicited loud responses and wolf-whistles."

'We are proud'

The Cape Town Carnival's Board of Trustees chairperson, Rachel Jafta, praised all those involved in the event: "We are so proud that we are able to be a part of, and give back to a city whose unique diversity and extraordinary beauty has been the inspiration behind the Cape Town Carnival."

"The carnival is often referred to as "Cape Town's biggest street party", but it is more than just a street party, it is a massive social collaboration between different communities from all over Cape Town," she added.

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