The Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain and its stage are an integral part of T&T's Carnival.
Over the years many soca songs have been sung paying homage to both.
At least two of Machel Montano's nine Road March wins were explicitly dedicated to the stage.
In 2016 Montano claimed the Road March title with the song "Waiting for the Stage", and in 2011 he started his song "Advantage" with the lines "the stage is in front of us, time to get advantageous".
This year Kees Dieffenthaller has even paid reverence to the "Savannah Grass". And last year Iwer George came second in the Road March race with a song simply titled "Savannah".
Crossing the Savannah stage on Carnival Tuesday is the goal of many masqueraders while getting them off is the bane of many officials.
But when did the Queen's Park Savannah's inclusion in Carnival celebrations all begin?
Well, it all began 100 years ago, and you can thank the T&T Guardian newspaper for that.
The T&T newspaper organised the first Carnival competition there in 1919.
The idea came about in part to commemorate the end of World War I.
World War I lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918, and there was no official Carnival during that time.
The T&T Guardian, this country's oldest daily newspaper, was at that time now in its second year of operation.
On September 2, 1917, the T&T Guardian published its first edition.
"The paper wanted to celebrate the Allied victory, and perhaps stick a finger in the eye of its competitor, The Port-of-Spain Gazette, which was very involved in downtown Carnival. The Guardian announced that it was sponsoring a Victory Carnival competition at the Savannah," the T&T Guardian book 'A Century of Excellence' stated.
Carnival 1919 was celebrated on March 3 and 4.
"The publishers weren't fans of the rowdy unstructured Carnival celebrations and thought standards of mas-making and calypso would be improved by competition. Their aim, they said, was to 'make Carnival a credit to Trinidad instead of a mere disorganisation of business and traffic by unruly mobs'," the book states.
Almost immediately rumours began spreading that the T&T Guardian's Victory Carnival was for the "elite" and that an entrance fee would be charged.
"The Guardian publishers hit back the best way they could, with a front-page response," the book states.
The response, which was published to contradict the "malicious misstatements", reiterated that the event was free to all and would be a "great popular celebration".
"The Carnival is to be a People's Carnival. It will be free to all. There will be no entrance charge except to spectators who wish to occupy seats in the Race Course Stands. The proceeds thus obtained will be handed over to Committee of the Trinidad War Memorial Fund," the published response stated.
"The object of the Carnival Committee is to assist the people in the celebration of a bigger and better Carnival than they have ever had before and NOT to create a new form of amusement for a privileged class," it stated.
According to historian Michael Anthony, Savannah mas became a priority for Port-of-Spain bands by 1925.
"The Victory Carnival had turned into a victory for the paper too," the T&T Guardian book stated.
Since 2014, the central court of the Jean Pierre Complex, Port-of-Spain, has been transformed into a venue known as the "Socadrome".
The Socadrome model initially attracted four large masquerade bands–Tribe, Bliss, Harts and Yuma.
The Socadrome, however, is not a judging point for Carnival. The Queen's Park Savannah remains the main judging point in Carnival.
The creation of the Socadrome was intended to alleviate congestion along the traditional parade route to the Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.