The party, as if the virus did not exist

In villas, apartments or even boats, people of various ages and backgrounds gather on weekends to party as they did in the days before Covid. No more barrier gestures and health instructions, for a few hours, the virus takes a back seat.

Decompress, let off steam, defy restrictions deemed exaggerated … these “freed from confinement” display various motivations. The party for them? An essential valve in an anxiety-provoking context.

Johanna, 26, living in a town in the Center, witnesses this festive marronage. “Not a week goes by without my receiving an invitation. It goes through Instagram or through WhatsApp groups, she explains. There are invitations for parties or evenings …

France-Antilles Martinique
702 words – 09.15.2021



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