Carnaval 2012, Era Nueva
Bienvenido loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they trip the Carnaval light fantastic, in Merida. As usual for those of you email subscribers who prefer to view these posts from the blog-site please click here. BTW: The theme for this Carnaval is Era Nueva, The New Age. Please click here for a link to an excellent Yucatan Today article explaining the Mayan 2012 predictions.
This Friday, we headed up to Mega for some shopping, intending to get that out of the way before the big Corso parade this night and we find a Sol truck at our bus stop. There is no lack of cerveza at Carnaval!
We were greeted at Mega by this Corona troupe. If we’d been on the ball we’d have gotten some pix of us dancing with these guys. BTW, when was the last time you did your twinkle toes at the grocery store?
Amongst all these incredible floats is this “Thing”. I mean really, when was the last time you saw a Thing? BTW, our poor equipment and skills really showed up in the reviewing of our pix of the Corso parade so please click here for some incredible pix and videos, courtesy El Diaro de Yucatan.
After scoping out the amusement parks we snaked our way down Paseo checking out the sound stages that dotted it. These are some rappers at the main stage at el remate. Sadly we could not find any music that we, or anyone else for that matter, wanted to dance to so…….So, we ended the night with an impossibly sweet treat called Churros which are made out of pure sugar.
Saturday night we actually paid out 40P each for some really good seats for the Fantasy Parade, our portable chairs last night didn’t quite cut it. So this time the parade is right in front of us. This is a sample of the colorful costumes of the dancing troupes. Again our pix suck, so please check out this El Diario link.
Sol knows how to sell beer, check out this 16 second clip, sorry about the crappy sound. BTW: Does anyone know why Sol was the only beer available at this Carnaval? I was hoping to find some Modelo 710s but no luck.
And this 22 second clip is for you girls.
After this parade ended we checked out the sound stages once again and are rewarded at Calle 43 (Sharon, did this sound stage keep you up all night?) with three fabulous dance bands in a row. And we made some really fun dance buddies. This is Mary, Selma, Ivan, and Aracely.
This is how our dancing buddies roll.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Carnaval continues and Bruce and Mary are out the door andÂ heading downtown for today’s Bachata Parade, Que Bueno! As usual Bruce loves comentarios. And if anyone can explain the lack of beer choice at this year’s Carnaval, Bruce would love to know as it is keeping him up nights. Hasta proximo Domingo.