List Of Prohibited Items At America’s Cup Village

May 16, 2017

Branded umbrellas, coolers or other storage vessels for food or beverages, single use plastic bottles, and motorbike helmets are among the items that cannot be taken into the America’s Cup Village, with the organisers saying that “these items will be permanently confiscated at the America’s Cup Village entrance gate.”

The organisers said, “Excitement about the 35th America’s Cup is mounting and with tickets and transportation selling fast, ticketholders are asked to pay careful attention to the Terms and Conditions of entering the America’s Cup Village.

“As with any large sporting event, there are certain items that cannot be taken into the event and the full list of prohibited items is in the Terms & Conditions of each ticket purchase, and can be seen here

What To Take:

“As the America’s Cup is a sustainable event that discourages single-use plastics, the public is encouraged to bring reusable water bottles, that are not glass. There are hydration stations in the America’s Cup Village to refill bottles with filtered water. Spectators are also encouraged to protect themselves from the sun, by bringing sunscreen and a hat.

What Not To Take:

“Aside from the obvious prohibited items such as weapons, other items are not allowed, also for safety reasons. They include motorbike helmets, bicycles, roller-skates, skateboards, scooters, wheeled footwear [including children’s shoes], luggage and suitcases,” the organisers said.

“Branded umbrellas, sun parasols, clothing and other items are not permitted, nor are chairs or folded seating, coolers or other large containers. Food and drink are not to be taken in – there is a wide range of local vendors to provide refreshments in the America’s Cup Village.

“Photography enthusiasts should be aware that cameras and recording devices of any nature are prohibited, other than for recreational and personal non-commercial use. Camera lens larger than 200mm are not permitted, even for personal use.

“Baby strollers may be brought into the America’s Cup Village. They will be stored at the designated drop off area at the Ticket Holder’s own risk.

“Signs reminding spectators what not to carry will be posted at transport points, upon boarding the dedicated America’s Cup Village ferries and at Park n Ride carparks. Prohibited items must not be taken on the ferry or the shuttle bus as there is no place to store confiscated items for later retrieval.

“The public is recommended that where there is doubt about an item, choose not to take it, i.e. travel light. The search and screening process at the America’s Cup Village entrance will be thorough and prohibited items will be removed. The fewer bags a ticketholder travels with, the faster and easier the entry process will be.

“The full list of prohibited items is below, and is in the Term & Conditions of ticket purchase, and these items will be permanently confiscated at the America’s Cup Village entrance gate.

Prohibited Items As Seen In The AC Terms & Conditions

  • Any article that is offensive, dangerous, hazardous and/or illegal including, but not limited to:
    • firearms and ammunition [including component parts] or replica or imitation firearms or ammunition
    • all types of knives and bladed items
    • offensive weapons or implements, such as extendable batons, or any items modified into weapons or replica or imitation weapons
    • controlled drugs
    • explosives, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters or replica explosive devices
    • personal protection sprays, laser pointers & strobe lights
    • glass bottles and glass receptacles [other than medication bottles for personal use]; hazardous and/or toxic materials
    • cans
    • any other item that an Authorised Person considers dangerous, hazardous and/or illegal or that may be used as a weapon or a missile or that may compromise or otherwise interfere with the safety of [or pose a hazard to] any person or security at the Venue
  • Alcoholic beverages or narcotics [other than those prescribed by a registered medical practitioner]
  • Animals [other than certified service animals]
  • Banners, placards, leaflets, signs or other materials, items, objects or clothing displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images or promotional or commercial identification or messages in breach of these Conditions
  • Branded umbrellas and sun parasols
  • Bicycles, roller-skates, skateboards, scooters, wheeled footwear [including children’s shoes] or any other motorised or non-motorised vehicles [provided that baby strollers may be brought into the America’s Cup Village to be stored at the designated drop off area at the owner’s or the Ticket Holder’s own risk].
  • Luggage and suitcases
  • Helmets [including, but not limited to, motorbike helmets]
  • Cameras or other type of photographic or recording device [of any nature whatsoever and whether capable of capturing still or moving pictures] other than for recreational and personal non-commercial use. Camera lens length must be no larger than 200mm.
  • Chairs, folded seating, tents, windbreakers or other camping equipment
  • Compressed gas containers [other than those required for medical purposes]
  • Coolers or other storage vessels for food or beverages
  • Drones, kites, remote control aircraft / helicopters or any other motorised or non-motorised aircraft
  • Food and drink [other than baby food]
  • Phone jammers, radio scanners, walkie-talkies or 3G/4G access points/hubs
  • Single use plastic bottles

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  1. Bermudian Thinker says:

    Things are getting serious if I cant even put up my Humma , got the extra long tail too! Chingas

  2. watching says:

    No words.

    • Just the facts says:

      Everyone has a choice to either buy a ticket (and abide by the rules) or don’t buy a ticket and stay home.
      Your choice. Simple as that.

    • sage says:

      Permanently confiscated=stolen. Denying entry, or being asked to leave is another thing.

      • wahoo says:

        It means they told you what not to bring and they are not going to “hold” something for everyone who shows up with something on the list. All the branding items are at the request (I assume) of sponsors who are paying big bucks. Cameras (fancy ones) because people have rights to imagery kind of like not being allowed cameras at concerts movie theaters etc.

      • Mike Hind says:

        Surely you see that you CAN leave, rather than turn over your property…

  3. Photog says:


    “Cameras or other type of photographic or recording device [of any nature whatsoever and whether capable of capturing still or moving pictures] other than for recreational and personal non-commercial use. Camera lens length must be no larger than 200mm.”

    Well there goes all my intentions of visiting (and paying) the village with my brand new camera and lens. I’ll stay on my boat!

    Don’t want pesky Bermudian photographers benefiting over the media crew who will have unrestricted access to our island!

    • BDA girl says:

      Media crew have probably paid for photo rights and exclusivity. Happens at events around the world. Pretty standard.

      • serengeti says:

        Yep. It’s completely standard. As are pretty much all these items.

        I guess a lot of people don’t get out much.

      • Photog says:

        I understand that part which would apply to the non-commercial use clause which I completely agree with.

        My issue is the “lens length must be no LARGER than 200mm”.. is that 200mm in terms of the zoom or 200mm in physical length because in photography terms that is confusing. Most modern digital cameras can zoom farther than 200mm or come with a lens up to 300mm but they may not be physically 200mm in length. Equally you can have lenses that zoom less than 200mm but are physically larger/longer than 200mm.

        If it is the physical size then I can understand they don’t want huge lenses causing viewing and safety hazards for others but if it is for zoom range then that is unfortunate…

        Maybe some clarity on that point is required.

  4. Hope says:

    I completely support the sustainability aspect, but how can you categorize a water bottle as single use? Even a plastic water bottle purchased at a store can be refilled multiple times, albeit unlikely that people would choose to do so.

    • J Starling says:

      Yes, in theory one could ‘re-use’ such bottles – and that’s certainly welcome from a sustainability perspective rather than using it one time, although there are health issues around that.

      The distinction is more one of what the product was designed for. A bottle of water purchased in the store is designed for single-use, versus a drinking bottle that’s designed for long-term reusable use, which is the preferred approach (more robust, more hygenic in terms of cleaning, etc).

      • Proud Bermuda Onion says:


      • Thats de most absurb thing I’ve heard, so does a single water bottle self distruct after its empty?

        • AD says:

          No a single use plastic bottle does not self destruct but if it is left in the sun toxins can end up in your water from the plastic (which I think was the idea that people were getting at from a health perspective). Reusable metal or glass bottles are a much better alternative for your health, the environment, and your wallet (why pay for water which is a basic right when we have great tap water on island). Even if it may seem silly or annoying -this rule is really doing people a favor by making us get a reusable bottle.

      • Yesitsme says:

        Are they now Doctors or Health advisors? If that’s the reasoning then that part about the plastic bottles needs to be cut

  5. Phil says:

    “Branded umbrellas, sun parasols, clothing and other items are not permitted”

    Wait, I can’t wear clothes?! ;)

    • serengeti says:

      On the list it says: “…objects or clothing displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images or promotional or commercial identification or messages…”.

    • PBanks says:

      AC-branded underoos are likely allowed :)

    • MR Layhey says:

      These are rules at most major events. Don’t get so upset lol.

      Basically, you can wear your Nike shirt, or your HamiltonRe Umbrella.

      You can’t rock up as a group of twenty people all wearing a shirt that says BUY ACE GURLS VODKA. That is advertising and advertisers have paid for the right to advertise there, so that needs to be protected. No ones gunna boot you out for wearing a shirt that is made by a brand or has your favourite band on it. These rules exist at pretty much ANY major event around the world, Bermuda is just too sheltered.

  6. sandgrownan says:

    Really – I get it, but some of this is stupid.

    - Camera lens length must be no larger than 200mm. Well, looks like I won’t be going to the village then.
    - ..3G/4G access points/hubs…so every cell phone then?
    - “Branded umbrellas, sun parasols, clothing and other items..” So no caps then, because every single cap has “something” on it…define branded you muppets.

    “…and these items will be permanently confiscated at the America’s Cup Village entrance gate.”

    And there goes your extra ticket sales…

    • VJ says:

      Permanently confiscated? As in never to be seen again? I don’t get that.

      This sounds like more trouble than it’s worth. No thanks.

    • BDA girl says:

      So, I’m pretty sure you can take pics with a camera with a lens less than 7 inches long, and if you’re a pro photographer, surely you understand.
      “Access points” aren’t cell phones. They’re like the wifi router in your home. So in essence nione can provide wifi access. Cell phones are allowed, in sure.
      If you can’t manage to get dressed without logos in your clothing, you may need a wardrobe upgrade. The reasoning for this is probably because there will be video recording going on. AC is likely not going to want to give freee advertising to whatever company’s clothing you’re wearing by broadcasting tape that shows logos. That kind of product placement costs thousands if not millions.

      • sandgrownan says:

        What if, as the other poster further up, I went and bought myself a big lens to take photos for my own gratification, as an amateur then I can’t go?

        I can tell you, you’re going to be so far way from the action in grandstand that you’ll only be ably to take pictures as the boats finish so you need a big lens.

        Branding – I get it – the only thing of value in this whole enterprise in the brand – but really – most caps have branding of one form or another. They need to get real. So if I wear a BAR T-shirt I have to give it up?

        And cell phones….I know….was being kind of a dick on that one – but they need to think about what they write. Bunch of bloody amateurs.

        Jokes aside, purchase of more tickets is now on hold for me, and I’ll take my big camera on the water. Stupid regulation.

        • MR Layhey says:

          3G/4G hubs /boosters are illegal in most countries, no one uses them here so no stress. If you need wifi as a vendor you got given it already.

      • .am says:

        200mm is the focal length – not the physical size of the lens.

      • Yesitsme says:

        Wardrobe upgrade based on they will probably be video recording……….Firstly, I have not signed any waiver that allows someone to take a photo or video of me and display it on their website or on any channel somewhere in the world. If that happens then I want to be compensated! L

        • Kim says:

          In the ticket purchase clause there is a waiver when purchasing the ticket that allows them to take any pictures or videos of you that they like.

        • bdaboy says:

          “.Firstly, I have not signed any waiver that allows someone to take a photo or video of me and display it on their website or on any channel somewhere in the world.”

          Then don’t go out in public…where you automatically waive any right not to be photographed.
          It’s remarkable how ignorant some Bermudians are.

    • PBanks says:

      New sales idea: sell masking tape before the Village entrance to cover up those pesky logos on caps/t-shirts

  7. Inquiring Minds says:

    In light of this development, I have a very poignant question which nobody seems to be able to answer no many how many times I pose it, despite it being completely germane to the community conversation:

    WILL America’s Truck be good for Bermuda?!?! It’s really dividing the island!!!

    Somebody please answer me truthfully, because at this point I sincerely don’t know what to believe. I feel like on the one hand, it will, but on the other, it definitely won’t. TIA

    • Hope says:

      I think that depends on whether you are PLP, OBA or a swing voter. I heard someone complaining the other day that they were only resurfacing roads because of the AC, to me, why should it matter why it’s being done. If it’s because of the AC, then surely that’s a good thing? But depending on your political point of view you may think otherwise. Goes back to the glass half empty or half full. AC isn’t perfect, nothing is, but let’s hope that all of the volunteers have a glass half full mentality and manage to sell Bermuda as the beautiful island that she is.

      • Just the facts says:

        Well said. Thank you. I’m enjoying the new paved roads and I don’t give a damn why they got paved! They needed it! Period.

    • Mike Hind says:

      Yes. It will. It already has been.

      It’s that simple of an answer.

    • Just the facts says:

      Newsflash: no one is answering your question (nor will I) because you are a baiting troll and only idiots engage with idiots.
      Don’t bother replying.

    • Kim Smith says:

      A mangle of a quote by Henry Ford: Whether you think it will or whether you think it won’t, you’ll be right. The answer to your question depends on your view of whether America’s Cup will be good for Bermuda… and having a sense of what you mean by ‘good’… would be important.

    • PLPNA says:

      This is standard for an International event like this. Try going to an Olympic Games event. All the food vendors & entertainers are Bermudian. Goslings Black Seal rum is Bermudian. Dockyard is Bermudian. There are 350 Bermudian volunteers. There are many Bermudians working for the teams at the Americas Cup Authority. There are hundreds of Bermudian Landlords receiving rent from the teams etc.. NBC will be broadcasting from the Hamilton Princess Hotel on Thursday & Friday this week. Tourism arrivals are up 19% in the first quarter of 2017. To me, the Cup is only dividing those who want to be divided.

      • Hundreds of Bermudian landlords, you mean Mid-Atlantic Hotel.

      • Sherbet man says:

        Goslings is ONLY Bermudian by name lol nothing more….

        • Mike Hind says:

          It’s a Bermudian company.
          Why is that a bad thing, to you?

          • Yesitsme says:

            Incorrect! Only in name and location is there anything Bermudian about it. The people and the product of what is on the frontlines is not Bermudian.

        • Bill says:

          You are absolutely correct!

  8. asampson says:

    I guess I’ll just wear my ‘salebotes are stupid’ t shirt while I drink my own beer on the dock at the house…..confiscate that lol

    • Mike Hind says:

      Must be nice to have the privilege of a Dock at your house. Most of us aren’t that fortunate.

      • asampson says:

        Yep and don’t worry, you’re not invited over.

  9. Mark Bermuda says:

    As part of a massive multinational corporate licensing deal, my body is literally covered in tattoos of various well-known brands. My face alone features the logos for Ferrari, Johnson & Johnson, Hooters, Haliburton, the U.S. Naval Reserve, Marlboro, the World Wildlife Fund, and Tampax. Don’t even get me started on my torso, arms and legs.

    Am I going to even be allowed in the AC village in my current state? Or am I going to have to cover myself in some kind of censoring sheet the entire time? I don’t really mind either way, just would be nice to know before I venture out there and potentially get turned away.

    • ISO200 says:

      Might I suggest you wear a burka? That should about cover it!

    • Mike Hind says:

      Or, you could tell the truth…

    • Concerned Mother says:

      omg i’ve seen u walking round town with all those tattoos…u are a corporate sellout!!! How on earth can u morally justify taking money from both Haliburton AND the Marlboro!? Tampax okay fine fair enough because you’re supporting women’s health but I don’t think you even view it that way and are just in it for the $$$! Shame!!! Maybe it’s best if u stayed far away from the AC village

  10. bdaboy says:

    “Am I going to even be allowed in the AC village in my current state? ”

    I hope not…and it’s not about logos at this point, it’s about not letting such a trashy person in. I support that 100%.

    Bermudians are some of the unhappiest people in the world…no matter what happens, they complain.

    • Bill says:

      If you have a problem with us, then why not go home.
      Planes leave here every day.
      And please stop using the alias “bdaboy”

      • bdaboy says:

        “If you have a problem with us, then why not go home.”

        I am at home…unlike you, I’m Bermudian.

        “And please stop using the alias “bdaboy””

        Please stop being a condescending prick….and, go home.

  11. Pondering says:

    Dictating what’s on your clothing? Really?! And push chairs – is there a charge to store them? And will there be others to rent? How about wheelchairs? And – items will be “permanently confiscated”? Who came up with this stuff!

  12. I shall not be moved says:

    Are they here for the America’s Boring Cup or to impose a dictatorship.

    • Mike Hind says:

      I’m going to go with the first one.

      In a dictatorship, you’d be forced to go to the event.
      That’s not happening here.

  13. Good Stuff says:

    My only request, try not to take your frustration out on the men and women from the Royal Bermuda Regiment that will have to enforce these restrictions at the checkpoints. Of course, a level of pragmatism will apply. If you come in with a half bottle of Dasani, carry on and enjoy the racing.

  14. De Truth says:

    I knew this was gonna happen. Eliminate the common folk by telling us we can’t bring our helmets. How do expect us to get there. Don’t they know people steal helmets here. If you leave it with ur bike when u come back u know it’s gone. Why not be forward thinkers being you should have Bermudians helping you organize this thing and have an area which you can leave ur helmet and get a numbered ticket so when u leave you can pick up ur helmet and go home. See easy fix all the ACBDA had to do was hire the right and common sense people to do the job!!!!

    • Clare says:

      Try using the helmet lock on your bike…

      • Hmmmmm says:

        Snip, snip. Helmets get stolen even when locked into a bike.

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        …people have knives dummy

    • Double S says:

      You’re not allowed to wear helmets in grocery stores.

      Must be trying to starve the common folk then inna?

      • Say Whaat says:

        No, but you can carry them in the grocery store!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      An excellent business opportunity for somebody to have a helmet check at the cycle parking area gate. $5 to check your helmet.

  15. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    “Branded umbrellas, sun parasols, clothing and other items are not permitted”

    WTF is branded clothing?!

    • bdaboy says:

      “WTF is branded clothing?!”

      Don’t worry about it, you’re too stupid to find your way there anyway.

      • Sherbet man says:

        Lol 143 IQ says otherwise my brotha! I said it like that because it’s very vague. Besides I don’t need to find my way there a private yacht is picking me up ;) Enjoy the view from the dock….

    • Zevon says:

      Branded clothing is not on the list.

  16. EB says:

    Good luck with this flop event.

  17. .am says:

    For those of you with the funds to do so:

    Pick up a 70-200/2.8 and/or a 200/2 and a handful of tele-converters (1.4, 1.7, 2.0). On a APS-C sensor, you’ll have the FOV equiv of 300-600/4 (or 5.6), and you’ve not broken a single rule.

    • Dan says:

      Don’t you think they will be on to that. I was going to bring my 50-150mm lens on my micro 4/3 camera which is an equivalent of 100-300. I think they will have that figured out and will ban it. Would be nice to know before bringing and losing your gear

  18. bdaboy says:

    “Don’t they know people steal helmets here.”

    Who does? oh right, the common folk!

    ” Why not be forward thinkers being you should have Bermudians helping you organize this thing and have an area which you can leave ur helmet and get a numbered ticket so when u leave you can pick up ur helmet and go home. ”

    Like a coat check? Of course, they’d have to charge a fee for that…and then you’d be back here complaining about that.
    You people are so miserable….don’t go, save your pennies…

    • Say Whaat says:

      You people?!? And they wonder why we say it’s two Bermudas.

    • Snapper says:

      Who are “you people”? There is a lot of negativity here.

    • Grizz says:

      @Bdaboy – You are sooooo brave with your stupid, petty comments on here! Why don’t you become a bit more bold and state your name. With the poop that’s coming out of your mouth, you should be proud enough to own it. Who the hell are you calling common?! I do not know you from Adam but you type on here with the mindset of an privileged asshole! I have no other words to describe you; and I can own what I said. My name is Grejai just in case ya not familiar with Grizz.

    • De Truth says:

      Charge $1 and give the money to a charity!!! Its very simple. Why not reply to the post with a positive solution instead of being a prick!! It was a very legit question and statement being that alot of locals and tourists travel by bike. Like I said a simple fix and a no brainer for those that think about EVERYONE!! Because last I checked this America’s Cup Race in Bermuda is everyones AC CUP!!! Alteast thats what all the posters around the island say!!!

  19. puzzled says:

    PLP will win the next election.
    Mark my Star/Port.

    Can’t wait to see security asking how many credit cards I have…

  20. Nathan says:

    So if I was planning on bringing my young child I can’t bring a small cooler with a bottle? I guess I’m just supposed to carry a bottle of milk around in the heat…oh wait, I can’t bring that at all because it’ll be confiscated.

    • Double S says:

      Can’t bring in coolers to Cup Match and yet no complaints or faux outrage…

    • Say Whaat says:

      You can’t even bring a stroller for your small child. They taking that at the gate. Whose carrying a child around all day?!?

      Didn’t know AC didn’t want young parents either. The list keeps growing.

      • bdaboy says:

        “Didn’t know AC didn’t want young parents either. The list keeps growing.”

        All you ever do is bitch…you’ve stated repeatedly that you have no interest in this rich mans boat race, so WTH are you bitching about…you must have nothing better to do with your time.

  21. Strollers Really says:

    Are stollers really needed on the list? As this is being promoted as a family event I would have expected to take my kids. It’s only so much walking my 1yr and 3yr old can take. Disappointed.

    • sage says:

      Strollers just take up too much real estate in the liquor tents.

  22. Crafty says:

    Shhh “.am” Messing up my plan. Or maybe they will add to that rule to eliminate other Photographic options to gain the same result. hahahahaha. I wont go if I can’t take my pictures.

  23. Seascape says:

    I guess all the people that like to wear branded clothing like Nike, Ralph Lauren, Coach will have to leave all of that behind…they might not even have any without a brand on it.

    What happens to swell bottles or something similar …they are not single use. I do not want to spend more money than I need to.

    • Zevon says:

      There is nothing stopping anyone wearing branded clothing.

  24. Wow seriously? says:

    Ok so for those of us with young children between the ages of 8mths-2.5 possibly 3 yrs of age, we have to carry them all over the village? Than on top of that we can’t bring a chair JUST incase we can’t get seating on the end for hasty bathroom runs? Wow….just wow.

  25. Rebecca Richards says:

    I’m a little disappointed, my husband and I are traveling for 9 days and we’re planning to go to America Cup village but my husband is on a mobility scooter and it says things like that are prohibited

  26. Triangle Drifter says:

    It seems Bermudians don’t get out much. That or they somehow feel entitled to do whatever they want wherever they want.

    I have only been to Disney once, & that was a very long time ago, but I don’t recall people walking around with coolers & loaded down like they were on some great trek.

    Have these complainers never been to a music festival, an airshow, a big sporting event like NASCAR or baseball? Get over yourselves.

    • PBanks says:

      I’d bet that any coolers comments were tongue-in-cheek, but the strollers restriction seems a bit extreme.

  27. Del says:

    This is outrageous. No firearms, narcotics, fireworks and no drones…wtf!

  28. Cranberry says:

    Please tell me all you negative nannies will be staying home??

    • sage says:

      You brown nosers will have the place to yourselves.

  29. Just saying says:

    With local vendors also prohibited from selling their goods outside the AC village…Hamilton etc…how will this work for sponsors of Carnival which takes place at the same time? I feel the locals are being sidelined…AC is not improving things for every Bermudian as promised…history will tell

  30. Need Peace says:

    This boat race will last, what, two hours at the max, there is an Event Village, why is Hamilton locked off? Barnes Corner to Watford Bridge? Admiralty House to Pontoons? This is so unnecessary and this is gone too far! Bdaboy, yes we’re pissed and have a right to be!! Don’t like it, you can GET OUT AH!!!!!!!

  31. sandgrownan says:

    Look, we all know ticket sales are sluggish. I want to go and support,, but I also bought a new lens for my camera to be able to get some good shots from the shore. That, apparently, isn’t allowed.

    So, I’m not going, will view from the water and not spend in the village.

  32. Gina says:

    There are many opinions and all should be considered Seriously, think about it, are wheel chairs allowed in the village? its a 4 wheeled non motorized vehicle. and if it is what the F_)(** is the difference with a stroller. Someone let me know if a wheelchair is not allowed: oh well mother – your support FOR BERMUDA may have to be you tied to your bed watching it on TV
    ooh by the way coolers ARE allowed in cumpatch DUMMY!! and WE do complain about the limits on cup match, so don’t go stating that we DONT complain because WE DO and we have the same right here !! Yes Complain!! AND hey folks, there will be plenty of illegal drugs up there, just got to get on Board to find the vessel carrying it lol

    • Politricks says:

      Coolers aren’t allowed at cup match as the venues want to make as much monies off of their bars and allow the people who have paid a license to make their monies.

  33. So Tired says:

    The whole point of bringing the stroller would be to carry the child around the event. Why bring it to check it? Makes no sense to me! Unfortunate for those with toddlers… SMH

  34. McGooner says:

    So rather than bring your own sandwiches/snacks to enjoy, hungry people will be FORCED to buy food from vendors, at probably inflated prices? So people get to put more money into already rich people’s pockets? That’s just disgusting. Because everyone in Bermuda can afford to eat out – yeah right…….

    I get the drink bit…..but food as well?

    Eat well before entering is clearly the message for Bermuda’s poorer people. How VERY inclusive. SIGH.

    • Politricks says:

      You really think that all the local vendors are already rich?

  35. Alexander Y Outerbridge says:

    One can simply delete “inclusivity” from any or all of the AC BDA conversation. Careful organizers…… the net result could cause collateral political damage. Substitute EXCLUSIVE wherever INCLUSIVE is stated or misleadingly implied. We should expect much better from the so called ACBDA inteligencia,shouldn’t we?
    On the eve of such a landmark event such absurd, restrictive nonsense. Clearly over the top with some of the restrictions. Rethink promptly and redirect. Where are the voices of reason?

  36. bdaboy says:

    “One can simply delete “inclusivity” from any or all of the AC BDA conversation. ”

    Bermudians are not inclusive, they object to equal rights for all…what’s the big deal when AC does it?