Tuesday, February 09, 2010

More Parade Pictures

Since I had people asking for them, here's a post of more pictures from Saturday night.  Some of the costumes were a bit ... fanciful.  I think he's supposed to me a Mardi Gras Zulu warrior.  
These dancers were with the all-woman candombe group.  It might be why their constumes are less skimpy than the others.

And here are the women again, La Melaza.  They stopped and played right in front of us.  Of course, they had to wait for the fireworks to stop.  Did you know you can set off pretty much any firework in the middle of town without consequences here?   Okay, legal consequences.  If you don't do it right, you might injure yourself.

I'm not sure if these guys were meant to be drum majors or baton twirlers, but nearly every group had at least two.
More skimpy outfits.  These ones had really flouncy skirts that the women used in their dances.

And the last picture of this set - some of the stars and moons.  These were in front of each group too, but each decorated differently.  Not sure why.


Mylene said...

Enjoyed looking at all the pictures of the parade, also your earlier post. Thanks for sharing them.

Meg said...

Thank you, Mylene!