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Bacchanal Jamaica April 23rd 2017 [VIDEO]

The roadmarch in Jamaica traditionally starts around 9am at the national stadium and ends at about 7pm at the start location, Bacchanal Jamaica Mas Camp, located at the stadium. The parade usually has a few thousand participants and tens of thousands of spectators along it’s route.

Our costumes are all traditional bikini, beads and feathers as we have no long traditions or history as it pertains to carnival.  Our experience with carnival is that its a rolling street party filled with scantily clad, beautiful people obsessed with the need to wine (more or less).  So you don’t find too many people trying to look pretty or posing.  Most are, to some degree, trying to get their party on.  Even the overachievers, with their collars and big headpieces, can be found taking a wine.

We have all of the amenities that come as standard fare in trinidad as well as a few little “extras”.  We have little bags of water that we use to keep hydrated and, inevitably, to use as ammunition in the rolling water war that results soon after their release to the crowd.  You will also see the occasional bacchanal staff carrying platters of finger food or a mobile bucket bar.

The sun in April isn’t too bad but you will still need some form of sunblock.  Its not unusual for a short midday shower in april as well so mentally prepare for that possibility.

Lunch is usually straight to the point.  Eat….rest….gather your strength for the afternoon. That is unless you are a Lehwego+Sleek reveller. They will have air-conditioned lounge, makeup touch up, sweet treats etc.

Security is good and even at points where it is lax, our culture is such that stormers rarely appear in the band.  Spectators know to stick to the sidewalk and follow along.

Crime is non-existent during carnival but don’t do anything reckless please!

The road march ends at the Bacchanal mas camp at about 7pm with dinner for the masqueraders followed by an afterparty.

And here is a little tease for you.. enjoy! 

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