Flag Woman from Tobago’s Redemtion Sound Setters, at Panorama 2011
In the old tradition of gang fighting, non-corporate sponsored steelbands it was war! Bands would meet each other in the streets and fight for bragging rights, control and just because they didn’t like the next side. A man from Invaders could never be friends with a man from Dixie Land, at least not when it came to pan. The flag woman was the standard bearer and the warning symbol of the band. She had to be committed, willing to get in the middle of this real physically violent war, and she had to be hot, a serious winer woman, saucy, and fearless.