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The events on Monday in 1992 started with an innovation for the Leeds Carnival: a J'Ouvert morning parade.

The events on Monday in 1992 started with an innovation for the Leeds Carnival: a J’Ouvert morning parade. Modelled on the original Trinidad early morning procession, people who had been raving all night at the Sunday evening event at the West Indian Centre, joined by those with less stamina who, nevertheless, got up early specially for this event, formed a procession at about 6am, and then, led by the Godfather’s Sound System precariously lashed to the back of a truck, danced its way from the Centre, up Chapeltown Road, down Harehills Avenue, into Spencer Place and then back to the Centre via Barrack Road.

Traditionalists dressed in pyjamas and dressing gowns and some even carried their toothbrushes, while others displayed their charms in the clothes of the night before. Some managed to combine the two modes by wearing bed-ware, which was hard to distinguish from dance-ware. The Godfather and his crew wore their brassieres.