Heineken Rio April 3.2016

Carnival season is almost over in Jamaica so the culmination of events is the big finale: the road march, which is the parading of flamboyant costumes, beautiful women and revellers as they dance and wuk up a storm through the corporate area blocking off roads.

Now this events used to be free for everyone but now to be a part of it you have to join a band and to do so you either have to buy a costume or be apart of the t-shirt section. Simple right? Nah, some bands are charging up to $31k just for the shirt so if you cant afford the price tag you just have to settle with marching from the sidelines and creating your own vibe if you got your crew. Continue reading

Bacchanal Jouvert 2016 April 1

Bacchanal Jouvert: a combination of paint and water been thrown at you from all angles while grinding to some Soca music followed by a road march around the town till morning. Sounds fun right?? It usually is and given that I missed the Beach Jouvert held recently due to its obnoxious entry fee $6000, I made it my mission to ensure I didn’t miss this one.

Held at Mas Camp, entry was $2500 at the gate (not all inclusive by the way), so you gotta buy your alcohol. Sucks right? VIP was $5000 *scoffs* but apparently we were paying to see Kes the Band perform. So I got there around 11pm ish and the venue was basically full with a lot of patrons outside and inside. I wasted no time going in.

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