Bacchanal Run celebrants paint the town soca-style!
The Bacchanal Run was a big success on Saturday despite having to be toned down in response to several noise complaints, organisers have said.
A spokeswoman for Party People Entertainment which hosts the Soca-driven event every Cup Match holiday, said the required noise permit had been approved.
The J’Ouvert-style event, which involves a truck procession and crowds of people partying in the streets throwing powdered paints and water over each other, was split into two parties this year - one in the morning starting at 3am and one in the evening - to avoid large crowds during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The spokeswoman said: “This was our first year doing it in two parts, we couldn’t have the full amount of people on the road at once because of Covid so we broke it in two.
“We liked that people had a choice. Overall, people loved the experience and had a blast.”
Both parties travelled through the streets of Pembroke, made their way through Black Watch Pass and ended up at Bernard Park in Pembroke.
The morning party prompted several noise complaints from area residents, with organisers cooperating with a police request to turn down the music.
A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said police would ensure that music at such events would be kept at an enjoyable level for participants while maintaining peace and quiet for surrounding neighbourhoods – especially during early morning hours.