Photo Set #3: Heroes Weekend Parade Of Bands

June 20, 2017 | 18 Comments

Bright coloured outfits, music and dancing were the order for the day as thousands of people made their way to the east end on Monday [June 19] to attend the Bermuda Heroes Weekend ’Last Lap’ Parade of Bands at Southside. The streets of Southside were lined with canopies and saw spectators flock in high numbers to watch the Parade of Bands revelers.


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Bermuda Heroes Weekend got underway with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event at the National Sports Centre on Friday [June 16], continuing with the Raft Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday [June 17], and the Pan in the Park at Victoria Park on Sunday [June 18].

The J’Ouvert celebration took place from 3.00am until 8.00am on Monday morning [June 19] at Bernard’s Park. You can see all our coverage of BHW here.

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  1. What a beautiful day says:

    A fantastic event. Loved it. Congrats to all.

  2. Johnny says:

    So we don’t allow thongs on our beaches and too conservative for gay marriage.. but have you seen the amount of flesh people are showing?! I think some of those costumes go TOO far, it’s disturbing and unnecessary- keep it in the bedroom people. you know some of these costumes cost up to $1000?! Maybe that money should go to the mortgage, the Belco bill or children’s uni fund.

    • Jus' Askin' says:

      Are You Heterophobic? ;-)

    • biggadon says:

      You dont have to see it…STAY HOME OR CLOSE YOUR EYES if you find them disturbing and unnecessary I saw topless women in body paint at Americas Cup that didnt bother you huh …people are free to spend their hard earned money as they see fit

      • Just the Tip says:

        I think you missed their point

        • PBanks says:

          His points are:
          1. too much flesh on display which disturbed him
          2. the costumes are costly and he thinks people should save their money for education or bills

          On 1., if there are any violations of public decency laws, then the authorities can work on that. Otherwise, who are we to tell grown adults what kinds of clothing they should wear?

          On 2, we don’t know the financial situation of the individuals, and it’s not our business to assume if they have hardships or excess funds.

  3. wahoo says:

    I am sure our heroes are flattered that we celebrate them like this.

    • PBanks says:

      Why not? The BHW folks took a public holiday that frankly was relatively mundane (the extent of the activities was a few large posters strewn around town), and built a weekend of celebrations around it. Until the time comes that a museum exhibit for our National Heroes (maybe a public park gets renamed, sculptures designed, etc), this is what we have and we shouldn’t turn up our noses at it.

      • wahoo says:

        Okay, I don’t understand it and think that they are talking someone else’s culture and trying to make it theirs. Just wish they would have picked up all the trash left on Ferry Reach where they parked.

  4. Up D Hill says:

    UM, THIS GARBAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HEROES OR BERMUDA ! COPY CAT PEOPLE!

    • PBanks says:

      All the people that attended the events immediately disproves your statement about nothing to do with Bermuda.

      As for Heroes, if you have any suggestions, propose them to the BHW folks

  5. biggadon says:

    Great job BHW team on putting on this action packed weekend !

  6. Redamtibi says:

    What have we become…?

  7. Sickofantz says:

    Wow. Bermuda’s beautiful people! Amazing.

  8. Henry says:

    This looks ratchet. This is not a Pagan land. Many of these people will dress up modest on Sunday. To Johnnys comment: two wrongs don’t make a right. All sex that is not for the purpose of reproduction is homo; it’s about the individual. Some people are past unapologetic; they’re proud. And they try to influence others to embrace their ways. To each their own; but unfortunately we are all susceptible to the pressures of society. We need a good woman. This is not a good look.

    • PBanks says:

      Well that’s the first time I’ve heard that definition of homosexuality.

  9. bdaboy says:

    “You dont have to see it…STAY HOME OR CLOSE YOUR EYES if you find them disturbing ”

    Same applies to same sex marriage….and anything else you don’t like

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