Road march revellers rule the streets

April 04, 2016
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Scenes during Bacchanal Jamaica Road March yesterday.
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Road march revellers rule the streets

Bacchanal Jamaica Road March 2016 ruled the streets of Kingston and St Andrew yesterday, with thousands of patrons turning out to show their support for the annual affair.

The road march started at Mas Camp at minutes after 10 a.m and was incident free for its entire duration. All proceedings went as planned except for the band competition, which was poorly executed since the competition needed an elevated platfrom so that participants could effectively show their costumes.

After unsuccessfully trying to grade the bands because of the logistic mishap, the organisers proceeded with the carnival and seemingly unbothered, the patrons resumed their places behind each truck and proceeded to enjoy the affair.

without concern

The rain returned for this year staging and patrons did not shy away from the challenge as they danced in the showers. Females revellers had their makeup smudged as a result of the water, however they still danced up a storm without concern.

Plastic bags became an asset to revellers as a means of protecting their cellpones. Some vendors took advantage of the moment by selling a plastic bag for as much as J$100.

Notable persons caught in the carnival action this year included Yendi Phillips, Usain Bolt, Yanique Barrett, Tessanne Chin, Jordan of Chimney Records among others.

While the 2016 batch of soca songs were not the best, efforts like Cheers To Life by Voice, Bicycle Ride by Bunji Garlin and Vybz Kartel, Charly Black's Gyal You A Party Animal among others had patrons in a frenzy.

The police and security officials were out in their numbers, ensuring revellers were not disturbed by persons who sought to hijack the proceedings. Aside from a few push and shoving incidents and the poop left behind the police horses, the event was incident free.

The Bacchanal road march was concluded at Mas Camp, while Jamaica Carnival took control of Half Way Tree.

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