Miami Broward 2013 Carnival kicks off at Sun Life Stadium

  • Carnival revelers dance to the sounds during the parade at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off the Miami Broward Carnival weekend on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Carnival revelers dance to the sounds during the parade at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off the Miami Broward Carnival weekend on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Barry University student Anne Wright holds the flag of her homeland, Trinidad and Tobago, as she waits for the commencement of the parade at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Atlanta resident Raphael Dalrymple of Trinidadian origin wears colored contact lenses as part of his Carnival costume as he parades with the Mascot International group at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mascot International revelers dance on the parade route. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mascot International dancers walk the parade route. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mascot International revelers dance on the parade route. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mascot International revelers dance on the parade route. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jasmine Brigham, 28, left, from California, and Nefra Ann Macdonald, 27, of Trinidad smile with their colorful costumes. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Revelers representing the island nation of Barbados dance during the parade. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Revelers representing the island nation of Barbados dance during the parade. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Barry University student Anne Wight, 29, center dances down the parade route. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sade Duncan takes a quick nap on her mother's lap at Miami Broward Carnival as part of Carnival Weekend on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sade Duncan takes a quick nap on mom Claudia Duncan's lap.Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tatiana McQueen, 24, left, helps fellow Bostonian, Tamara Wilson, 24, with her costume. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alena Matinez, 17, of Miami, applies sun block on her neck. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alena Matinez, 17, of Miami, fixes her hair in a truck's rearview mirror. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Atlanta resident Raphael Dalrymple of Trinidadian origin wears colored contact lenses as part of his costume as he parades with the Mascot International group. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Washington D.C. resident Cynthia Benitez checks her makeup before the start of the parade. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Kasi Van Heel, of Toronto, 21, dances with other members of her band. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nicole Morattta, 78, dances with other revelers. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Looking through the Passion band's Carnival costumes, Sophonie Toussaint, 30, of Coral Gables, shares a smile with friends. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Ornella Berard, 20, of Coral Springs, touches up her makeup while preparing for the parade. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Revelers representing the island nation of Barbados dance during the parade. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Pompano Beach resident Nicole Maratta, 78, has been partying at carnivals for over fifty years. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sophie Portal dances in her Carnival costume for the Ti Chapo band. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Denise Edwards, 26, of New York City, sports her decorative Carnival costume. Crowds gathered at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to kick off Miami Broward Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF