I Am A Road Survivor
After wanting to take part in Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival since the first year, but missing it twice due to various reasons, I finally go to take part in the road march.
If we're being quite honest, I wasn't #ReadyFaDaRoad. I don't work out, I didn't feel like I was going to make it and I told all of my friends and coworkers that whenever I got too hot or tired I was going to stop. But guess what? I made it through the entire route and I had an amazing time!
Considering I had worked the carnival concerts on Thursday and Friday, I was already tired but once the music started I didn't feel it at all. Until we were almost at the end of the route and the generator that powered the music shut off for the millionth time and wouldn't come back on.
There is no doubt that Xtasy had the most vibes but there was also a lot of dysfunction - the main thing being that the generator had issues and it was hard to get into a good groove with the music turning off every 20 songs. However while the music was playing, the vibes were definitely limitless.
At the end I just walked off the route and bought food until the rest of the group finished and it was time to go back for my car. Initially I was glad to have the experience and said I'd never jump in da line again - but now after a couple days of rest I can't wait until next year.
My tan is ridiculous - especially on my back, my legs hurt, my back hurts, I have bruises on my neck shoulders and chest from the costume and I could use another 24 hours straight of sleep but this was honestly one of the best experiences I've had in my 25 years of living in the 700 islands and cays of The Bahamas. I looked bomb, I felt great and I made it to the end without passing out.
I'm not 100% sure if I'd go with Xtasy again, but I'm pretty confident I'll be jumping in da line again next year. If you haven't yet, check out my Instagram for pictures and videos from the road fever. I definitely did a little overload.