Bermuda is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean of about 50 square kilometers famous for its pink sandy beaches and as every school boy knows the infamous “Bermuda Triangle”.
Ask any chess player who has attended a Chess Olympiad about Bermuda and their face will light up! The most highly anticipated event at every Chess Olympiad is the “Bermuda Party” which is traditionally held just before the rest day.
The 2016 Bermuda Party did not disappoint the approximately 2,000 players who converged at the famous Elektra Hall & Enerji Club in Baku. This is what was on the outside.
The Elektra Hall & Enerji Club were two separate discos going at full blast with fantastic music.
The venue was pulsating with action and this promised to be a night to be remembered.
Drinks were reasonable priced with beer at 5 Manat (about KES 300 or USD 3).
Each discotheque was bustling with happy chess players and I decided to check out what was going on outside and what a pleasant surprise! A live band……………
I found out later that the charming lady with a beautiful voice was Dilara Kazimova who represented Azerbaijan in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen with the song “Start a Fire”
Dilara and here band were simply mesmerising and the time just seem to fly by.
The only sad bit was that the band stopped playing around midnight as their time was up and it appeared that it was about to start raining.
This was an amazing performance by one of Azerbaijan’s finest singers and enclosed 4 videos for you to enjoy.
This was my first Bermuda Party and hopefully will not be my last.
You never know who you will bump into at the Bermuda Party.
More interesting information on the Bermuda party can be found here – Bermuda Party.
More great photos of the 2016 Bermuda Party can be found here as well – Photos of Bermuda Party.