I reached REAAAALLY late so I could only get a few blurry photos. For what its worth here they are.
The costumes look reasonably detailed and glittery. I still think that there is NO good reason to not offer frontline options (hence the reason for the existence of Lehwegofrontline).
On that same note, a representative of Bacchanal Jamaica pulled me aside and let me know that wire bras couldn’t fly in their road march as it would bring the church and other conservative elements down on their heads.
It’s their road march and I will comply. In the land of “dutty fridays” conservative elements still have a lot of influence when it comes to carnival. I also have to agree that nudity by itself does nothing positive for carnival so you will hear no arguments from me really, but in the same breath it’s time for carnival in Jamaica to make a push for the better.
Stagnation equals death in the business world and carnival to some extent IS a business. We need a better experience, from the build-up, to the launch and finally to the costumes. I can’t complain about the road experience though (thank heaven).
My crystal ball tells me next year there may just be some competition to snap bacchanal back to reality and to provide better experiences to revellers. I hope that prophecy is right as competition WILL improve carnival in Jamaica!
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