Gen X Carnival (formally Generation X) was founded in 1999 by Gregory Antoni. Generation X was born from a need that Gregory identified, that was not being addressed during carnival at that time. Gregory a native Trinidadian, was a true carnival purist and understood that an authentic carnival experience embodied more than just costumes and a march down the road, but rather a truly immersive carnival experience that would transcend just the day of, and leave lasting memories. Gregory thought, “If I am going to participate in carnival, I’ll do it on my terms”. Driven by a desire to enhance the overall carnival experience, for himself and his friends, Gregory gathered a small team and together they began a journey to reshape the carnival scene in Miami forever.
Sleepless nights, involving designing and meticulously producing costumes by hand became routine for Greg and company. He was relentless in his quest to pair quality costumes with quality service, and as such Generation X was the first band of that time to introduce the ultra all-inclusive experience, with warm meals and premium drinks being included as part of the masquerader package.
News of the great carnival revolution very quickly started to reverberate throughout the South Florida Carnival community and many were eager to experience the “new band on the block”. As the saying goes, the rest is history. Generation X has become a staple in the South Florida Carnival Community. Over the years we have continued to include innovative and convenient amenities for our masqueraders, and we are constantly re-inventing ways to improve the carnival experience.
In February of 2019, we made the decision to rebrand Generation X, primarily in an attempt to be more inclusive and relevant to the current climate of carnival globally. GenX, moving forward, will maintain and exceed the standards Gregory established which brought the success experienced in the past, while we strive to innovate and grow globally by expanding into markets outside of South Florida.
We are proud to be a diverse family that embraces varying religious and political beliefs, age groups, ethnicity, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation and geographic locations. Our ultimate goal is to share with the world this truly beautiful experience we love, called Carnival!!!