The West Indies have spoiled Sri Lanka's party at Premadasa and started a festival of their own.
It could go for days, judging by the gyrations and somersaults in the outfield when the West Indies were crowned World Twenty20 champions with a 36-run triumph over host nation Sri Lanka in Sunday night's final.
It was the West Indies' first win at an ICC event since the 2004 Champions Trophy, and their first major title since the 1979 World Cup.
"As West Indians we will celebrate for as long as possible and enjoy the moment because we haven't won a major title for a long time, so this is a moment to cherish," said Marlon Samuels, whose 78 from 56 balls lifted the West Indies to a competitive 137 after a sluggish start.
Samuels, who last year returned from a two-year ban over dealings with a bookmaker, became emotional as he decribed what the win meant to him. "Me being under pressure on a cricket field is nothing compared with what I've been through off the field."
Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene, who had led his team to four finals across the short formats without tasting success, cannot have felt more confident about winning one than at the halfway mark of Sunday night's match.
Chris Gayle had been tamed, then bewitched by Ajantha Mendis, who straightened a ball into his pads for three from an interminable 16 balls.
The West Indies were restricted to a total much more achievable than the 205 posted against Australia in the semi-final. The target would have been much smaller without Samuels and important batting cameo from captain Darren Sammy.
Sri Lanka's seamers squeezed the West Indies batsmen in the early overs, just 14 runs coming from the first six.
Samuels's response was to line up Sri Lanka's strike bowler Lasith Malinga and help the West Indies smash 105 from the last 10 overs. Malinga, no longer a lethal force at the end of the innings, conceded more than 13 an over and failed to take a wicket. Samuels struck six sixes, three of them fired from a single Malinga over.
As ever, Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara were the most dependable batsmen in Sri Lanka's chase, but the need to conserve wickets after Tillakaratne Dilshan departed in the second over meant both scored at less than a run a ball, and left too much to do.
Two run-outs in as many overs sparked the West Indies, the second a brilliant direct hit from Denesh Ramdin that sent the wicketkeeper wheeling around the outfield in delight and reduced Sri Lanka to 6-64 in the 14th.
There was fight in the home team yet. Nuwan Kulesekara brought the crowd back to life when he slugged Ravi Rampaul for a six over mid-wicket, and followed up with three fours in a row. But he was caught in the deep next over, snuffing out the mini-revival.
In the end, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 101 with eight balls remaining, relegated to bridesmaid status again.
As the West Indies got their party started, Australian allrounder Shane Watson was named man of the tournament for topping the runscorers with 249 runs at 49.80 - six runs clear of Jayawardene in second place - and 11 wickets at 16, four behind Mendis.
Jayawardene announced afterwards he would stand down as Twenty20 captain but continue to lead the Test and one-day teams at least until Sri Lanka's tour of Australia in December.
In signing off, he revealed his regret at not being able to step aside on a triumphant note. "It hurts a lot, because you want to do something special, not just personally but for the public as well. We played some really good cricket but unfortunately we haven't been able to cross that hurdle."