In first post on last weekend’s Carnival in Belize City, everyone looks clean and dry, happy, neatly pressed and well hydrated. This was before the parade really started.
And I was charged by this guy who spent a few seconds twerking on me. Obviously this is a costume that life altering night mares are made of.
He stood up, conked me in the head with a bull horn and thankfully ran off to catch up with the parade. It was really the tricky part of this event. It was relatively fast moving, it was VERY tightly packed so taking pictures was hard, and the crowd was mixed with the performers much of the time. It was a bit chaotic…in a fun way.
Everyone was EXHAUSTED. Imagine hauling this costume for 5 miles in this heat?
By this time even my purse was feeling like a 75lb weight.
Each dancer in a huge costume was followed by a serious crew of dancers…
We got a few personal dancers…some not even in the parade. For some reason, we drew more than average attention. I blame it on my friend Krista. Not often you see a pretty 6 foot tall red head at these events…
Bowen & Bowen’s Coca-Cola Float was by far the most impressive with two stories of steel pan players…
There weren’t really “float” in this parade…more like giant 18 wheelers hauling people and drinks.
Our lady from Colorado still going strong!
March, march, march…KEEP IT MOVING…
Chaos I tell you.
It’s 5pm already! Hot, sweaty, covered in body glitter and the 1pm parade NOT EVEN over, we had to make a dash back to the boat.
Good-bye Belize City. What a day!
Who says there is nothing to love about you? All I know is that you guys LOVE to party.