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Colourful troupes compensate for ridiculously late start to EE/LL parade

The annual Festival parade at East End/Long Look yesterday August 5, 2015 had a delayed start which left persons asking what was happening this year with so many of the festival activities. Photo: VINO
We have a truck on de road! Photo: VINO
We have a truck on de road! Photo: VINO
More majorettes going through their routine. Photo: VINO
More majorettes going through their routine. Photo: VINO
Another troupe of majorettes. Photo: VINO
Another troupe of majorettes. Photo: VINO
Farmer Moviene F. Fahie and her 'Jack the Donkey' during the parade. Photo: VINO
Farmer Moviene F. Fahie and her 'Jack the Donkey' during the parade. Photo: VINO
Getting ready for the parade. Photo: VINO
Getting ready for the parade. Photo: VINO
Waiting to start their performance. Photo: VINO
Waiting to start their performance. Photo: VINO
Honourable Archibald C. Christian enjoying the day out. Photo: VINO
Honourable Archibald C. Christian enjoying the day out. Photo: VINO
Limping Jack from Way Back. Photo: VINO
Limping Jack from Way Back. Photo: VINO
Miss BVI 2015 Adorya R. Baly. Photo: VINO
Miss BVI 2015 Adorya R. Baly. Photo: VINO
On the truck. Photo: VINO
On the truck. Photo: VINO
More stunts from the skydancers. Photo: VINO
More stunts from the skydancers. Photo: VINO
Cute little clowns...unless you don't like clowns. Photo: VINO
Cute little clowns...unless you don't like clowns. Photo: VINO
Waiting on the music. Photo: VINO
Waiting on the music. Photo: VINO
Some of the revelers. Photo: VINO
Some of the revelers. Photo: VINO
Getting her twerk on. Photo: VINO
Getting her twerk on. Photo: VINO
Holy smokes! Hot revelers out on parade day. Photo: VINO
Holy smokes! Hot revelers out on parade day. Photo: VINO
The view from the front. Photo: VINO
The view from the front. Photo: VINO
Cute little majorettes were part of the parade. Photo: VINO
Cute little majorettes were part of the parade. Photo: VINO
There also were the ultimate skydancers featuring one performer who looks like he didn't take his meds as he was doing things that the other skydancers were not. Photo: VINO
There also were the ultimate skydancers featuring one performer who looks like he didn't take his meds as he was doing things that the other skydancers were not. Photo: VINO
Thrilling the crowd with his stunts. Photo: VINO
Thrilling the crowd with his stunts. Photo: VINO
Some past beauty queens of the territory. Photo: VINO
Some past beauty queens of the territory. Photo: VINO
EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The annual Festival parade at East End/Long Look yesterday August 5, 2015 had a delayed start which left persons asking what was happening this year with so many of the festival activities commencing later than the norm.

As the piping hot sun cooled off somewhat, the action got underway just before 6pm, hours after the usual scheduled timeframe for start of parades at around 2pm.

Persons who braved the hot sun and had gathered along the road side and in the Yvette Penn Festival Village asked what was happening.

They were calling and texting friends asking whether there had been any movement of the parade as yet.

At about 5pm the Festival Village was almost like a graveyard of inactivity save for some music being played by the sound system there. Some people milled around some of the stalls all waiting to hear when the parade would have gotten underway.

Some persons were of the view that the early morning Rise and Shine Tramp in East End might have been responsible for the slow turnout of persons at the parade later in the same day.

However, once the action got underway there was a steady flow of troupes which included majorettes ‘twirling’ and females of all shapes and sizes ‘twerking’.

There also were the ultimate skydancers featuring one performer who looked like he didn't take his meds as he was doing things that the other skydancers were not. At one stage he ran on the stilts...a sight that one needs to be prepared for. At other times he was doing some other wild stunts leaving one holding their breath as to whether he would fall and hurt himself. But fall he didn’t.

Floats also included pageant winners, including Miss BVI Adorya R. Baly who was stunningly resplendent in her outfit and had the regal wave thing going.

12 Responses to “Colourful troupes compensate for ridiculously late start to EE/LL parade”

  • Just saying.... (06/08/2015, 10:20) Like (31) Dislike (13) Reply
    I for one think they should cancel the east end prade!!!
    • SHUT UP (06/08/2015, 15:29) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
      Why should they cancel it? Were you there. . ?

      If not.. then shut up. Cause obviously you have no interest in doing so.

      If you did. Then stay home. Cause obviously your full of negativity.

      East end commitee did an awesome job. Timestarting shouldn't even be a headline cause we start almost all events here on this island late so whats the big deal? You all got a parade now stick it in your pipe and smoke it....

    • reality (07/08/2015, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I for two.
  • Yes (06/08/2015, 10:22) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    We already started having horse races at night so might as well we start our parades at night also.
  • Well Sah (06/08/2015, 10:24) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    Since this man (who looked drunk in the jouvert) took over that ministry things gone down hill.
  • Really? (06/08/2015, 10:56) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply

    To east committe ...job well done. You guys just needs to improve and shake up on the down falls. I enjoyed the clowns that gave out the ballons to the kids also.

    Looking forward to next year...

  • smdh (06/08/2015, 12:52) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply

    that's all some of we does go out for to mine people business. This is the only Caribbean country I see people think ministers of government can't have a good time. They are humans. The man is as real as real can people get some of us are too caught up with self preservation and don't know how to have a good time. Feel sorry for some of us.

  • +++ (06/08/2015, 15:48) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    congratulations. three hours late makes BVI look like a third world country. It says "my time is more important than your time or anyone waiting". It is rude and unprofessional.
  • kk (06/08/2015, 20:08) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Parade and Jouvey the same day is obviously not working---these committees not creative---I think music festival is a better investment than of tax payers money than both east end and Carrot bay
  • Concerned (08/08/2015, 02:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Parade had content but some lessons -
    If starting at 3 pm then let it be known that Parham Town will be the major performance area replacing Long Swamp.
    The Parade Marshalls must have some concept of timing and the will to move the performers along!!
    Showed great promise - parham town do have the space for replacing long swamp


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