Organisers hail second jump up day
The inaugural Day two jump up along the East Coast Road this morning was a success with just as much energy and vibes as the traditional Kadooment Day jam, although not as big as yesterday’s parade.
Today’s event, which got underway just after 10 o’clock this morning, saw the revelers gyrating to the pulsating tunes of Soca and Calypso music as they made their way along the Barclays, St Andrew route under overcast skies and sweltering mid-morning heat. There were light showers at one point but that did not dampen the spirits of those present.
The Day two Kadooment attracted an estimated 350 people who partied under the watchful eyes of officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force, with ambulance services on standby.
There were very few spectators along the stretch, but organisers, DM Celebrations Lifestyle & Entertainment Inc., said they expect the numbers to grow in the coming years.
Managing director Ryan Moseley described it as “a splendid first year”.
“Everybody had a fantastic time. It is pure vibes and that is what we wanted. We have the police on hand so it is totally safe. It is absolutely everything I expected and more,” Moseley told Barbados TODAY.
A number of revelers said while they enjoyed yesterday’s jump up they were glad for Day 2, as they were still in a party mood.
There was a short stop at Barclays Park where revelers were able to rest their feet before completing the journey. (MM)