It’s about to get hotter
What do water, foam, good music and clean vibes make for? An epic end-of-summer party.
While summer officially ends on Saturday, that doesn’t mean the parties will cool down.
In fact, according to representatives from the two biggest carnival bands, it’s about to get a little hotter.
Bahamas Masqueraders and Enigma are hoping to extend your summer fun with separate summer-themed parties over the next two weekends.
First up is Bahamas Masqueraders’ Tropi-Cooler Splash – pegged as the ultimate premium 12-hour cooler fete.
The event will be hosted at a private beachfront location on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
And Enigma – known for its party vibes — will end September with Naked II – End of Summer Edition.
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Bahamas Masqueraders Events Coordinator A’Shad Bowe said the cooler fete – a bring-your-own-booze (BYOB) event – will offer guests massive vibes and will feature an all-star DJ line-up.
“We’re gonna have foam, we’ll have water. It’s going to be a crazy experience,” he said.
The location of the fete remains a secret. Guests are invited to park at Anatol Rodgers High School on Faith Avenue South. From there they will be bused to the private home, and the party will begin.
Bowe said the cooler fete will kick off Bahamas Masqueraders’ carnival season.
“We go to Miami Carnival in October so this really kicks off the season for us,” he said. “From there, we come back and gear up for Trinidad, we do our launch and then our season starts. This is actually our first cooler fete, so this is the beginning of our annual event.”
For those who prefer to purchase alcohol on location, a variety of alcohol will be on sale.
Then, on September 30, Enigma will host Naked Reloaded, the second edition of the band’s pool party from 3 p.m. to midnight.
But don’t let the name fool you.
“Naked is all about the vibes,” said Enigma representative Anthony “AC” Coakley.
“It’s called Naked because we want you to come and be free to be you. It’s not about being physically naked,” he added with a laugh. “It’s about letting go of whatever apprehensions and it’s just about freedom.
“That’s what Enigma’s mantra is, it’s about having the freedom to be you.”
Enigma held Naked I last month. The event, which was open to 300 people, saw 600 people clamoring for a reservation.
Coakley said the party was so popular that organizers decided to host another one, but this time bigger. Organizers are now preparing to accommodate up to 500 guests.
“We are amping up everything that we had the first time,” he said.
“We had a gaming area, a pool table, video games. We had a foam effect. This time we’re gonna add an additional foam experience. We’re expanding on that. We will also be welcoming guests with signature drinks.
Coakley said the party, which will be hosted at Sassoon Estate in Winton, will also feature a masseuse and a cigar and hookah bar.
Enigma will also offer shuttle services for its guests, who will be invited to park at the property west of Super Value Winton.
“The party starts from the bus. It starts from when you park actually,” Coakley said.
“Once you get on the bus there are Enigma blue shots that our team members will be giving out. So, your party starts from that point. And when you get into the party there’s more of that experience happening.”
The initial party featured Jamaican singer Da’Ville. Coakley said the second edition will also feature a celebrity guest artist.
To get on the guest list for Naked, prospective guests are asked to send an email to email@example.com. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Private cabanas and tables are also available for purchase.
Tickets for Bahamas Masqueraders’ Tropi-Cooler Splash start at $25. Organizers said silver, gold and platinum packages are available. The cost of the packages starts at $500.
Education: Benedict College, BA in Mass Communications