What’s better than spending the day at Nipper’s, a beach bar located in the Bahamas on Great Guana Cay in Abaco, with the Barefoot Man and his band? Nothing, if this video has anything to say about it. While I’ve spent many a lunch break whiling away the minutes watching beach bar videos on YouTube, I can probably count on one hand the amount that were more entertaining than this one.
Starting off the video with drone views of Nippers, pan shots of the beach and beach bar’s interior are then interspersed throughout the first three minutes. With a soundtrack as gentle as the waves rolling up on the beach, including the appropriately chosen “I’ve Got Abaco” as performed by E. Futch & F. Myers, the video is enough to whisk you away or at least help you pretend you’re there for at least a little while.
The video gets especially entertaining at the 3 minute mark when they sit down with the Barefoot Man and the band themselves. Describing Nipppers and the area as “a living paradise” that “touches your soul,” the days spent in the Bahamas have left an indelible mark on the band. Even though politics are generally avoided at beach bars, Barefoot and his band can’t help but launch into a Trump parody with lyrics that may surprise you.
Have you been to Nippers? If so, let me know in the comments! Also, from the video, it sounds like next year might be the Barefoot Man’s last go ’round? Have you seen him in person?