Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mil tambores 2008

Seeing as nobody ever invited me to even watch before (In 2006, I remember complaining about having the worlds most boring weekend and someone suggests 2 days too late "why didnt you go to the parade," "...what parade?" ...thanks everyone) this weekend I got my revenge on the Carnival de Mil Tambores by participating!

The carnival is mostly dance and drum groups, many of them African in origin. But it also has a parade like any with stunts and juggling and costumes and the like. There are workshops and presentations all weekend.
For the parade, my boyfriend and I dressed up and joined the procession as clowns. It was cute.


I even invented a decent clown dance. But, doing a goofy clown dance in front of a zillion people is probably still a lot less intimidating than dancing in your birthday suit.

Everyone kept taking pictures with me too. But this morning it was my boyfriend that ended up famous in El Mercurio.

He steals my thunder. But like I said last post...I suspect its got something to do with gravity.

3 COMMENTS:

Isabel said...

that looks like so much fun! and, that is a great picture in the paper of your boyfriend....how does he do that??!!

Abby said...

That's awesome!

lydia said...

thanks, must be some mix of practice and muscles completely unfamiliar to me.... haha