The issue: the city council and Feestcomité find that the latest nightlife is just behind actually on Sunday evening at 20 o'clock on the Market square to dance. For the public lasts, according to the authority figures far too long, with empty stands as a result. There have been years that the procession ended around 21.30 or later. In the last few years is the previously-20.30 hours and according to the Feestcomité is that partly due to the introduction of the numerus clausus or groepenstop for loose and fixed carnavalsgroepen. There will be a maximum of 71 permanent and 189 loose groups participate in the carnival parade in belgium.“Loose groups have a dynamic of its own,”
The association of the individual groups want from the numerus clausus. “Groups that do not opt in may next year no longer participate”, denounced, Jacquy De Pauw and Jan Louies, an introduction to the current situation. “The city proves with the introduction of the numerus clausus that the dynamics of the separate groups do not understand. Some are but two and have a year less inspiration. They will continue to prefer to a year at home. Or something happens in the family and carnival is inconvenient. Now that people each year to enroll or they will be forever banned from the procession”, they say.
According to the separate groups is not the number of separate groups is the cause of the problem, but would also need to consider the performance of the fixed groups in the Large Market. If 71 fixed carnavalsgroepen a few minutes to get to dance on their stoetliedje, then stretching the procession, they find.Procession until Monday morning?
, As these protests have the loose groups itself is now also a stoetliedje included. The dance was this afternoon, practiced on the Large Market. What are the consequences of the campaign, that can Jan Louies, an introduction is not to predict the future. “We let each nightlife is just behind free to this to fill in on his way,” he says. If the 189 separate groups and 71 fixed groups, each with three minutes to the Large Market alone, then we can go in a worst case scenario to 15 hours of carnival parade in belgium. Until Monday morning, so.a Half hour
Dirk Verleysen of the Feestcomité does not think that the procession until Monday morning, will take but relies still on an hour and a half delay as some of the loose groups with this action to continue. “I'm a fan of playful actions, such as this of today, we Oilsjteneers known,” he says. “But I had a slightly more original action expected from the Charterelle. A dance of 3 minutes is something where the fixed groups are dropped. At the request of the organization, and myself, are the dances of the plant groups evolved to a mars in forward motion. Because of this, we have the length of time with an hour and a half can be trimmed.”
“When I now learn that the 35 members of the Charterelle each dance is 3 minutes want to do on the Big Market with carnavalzondag, then one must realize that this is a delay of one and a half hours can bring about change”, warns Dirk Verleysen. “And thus one gets not only the organization in their souls, but also the more than 100,000 expected visitors during carnavalzondag. An hour and a half longer along the side, cold feet, red noses.”
“Peiper and seed will always be there, but together with the main ingredient, the fixed groups, we will still have to continue working to strive to facilitate the procession,” he says. “I am against cold, wet feet and a red druipneus.”