Painting the town

cropover2013baksunhandsforedayIt will be a Juve Rave like no other when 650 revellers play dutty mas in the wee hours of August 3.

Kurt Haynes, one of the bandleaders of Bakshun Juve Rave Foreday Mornin’ band says they will be playing mas with mud, oil, paint and powder as they wend their way along one of the routes this year.

He told Barbados TODAY that after a meeting with the National Cultural Foundation where concerns were expressed about costuming, they decided to “Barbadianise it”.

Costumes range from $130 for the back lines to $160 for the front line and revellers have four sections to choose from: Rum Wild, Dirty Knights (male), Cotton Candy, Orange Pop and Dutty Spice.

Haynes said the prices were raised “slightly” but they “tried to hold” them so they would be on par with last year’s.

In addition to the costume, revellers will have premium drinks, breakfast at the end of the jump, a park and ride facility, security, music played by Barbados’ hottest Djs Mali Fresh, Scott Le Roc, Salt and Don and Puffy and a surprise act.

There will also be lots of surprises on the road, but you will have to register to find out what they are, Haynes said.

The band launches tomorrow night at will showcase their costumes at the BRC fete on Friday. (DS)

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