Hi bloggers and readers! I really appreciate the time you spent here. This is going to be my last post about Masskara Festival. For those who want to catch up, thank you. Click HERE (MF 2011). Then, HERE (MF 2012).
Masskara Festival 2012 celebration started from October 1-22. The highlights were October 19, 20, and 21. This three-day festival was grandiosely observe by the people of Bacolod City.
Unlike last year, many were attracted to attend the festival this time. The city was also hosting UNIGAMES Philippines on October 22-28, 2012. Delegates booked earlier to spend the weekend before a long week of sports competition among universities.
|I was with two dancers in SM Bacolod City mall.|
|The masked elementary pupils for Street Dance parade.|
I was overwhelmed with the many people in the streets. I couldn't even watch the street dancers without cramming myself into the crowd. I couldn't get the right view to shoot my P&S camera. I almost missed the fun when people started to push me. But anyway, we really tried our best to get some beautiful shots. Let me share to you some of these. There were almost two hundred photos on my camera alone, but most of them were blurry. Poor Lexter! (my camera).
Let me share some photos.
|So crowded! But the parade is really colorful.|
|The original colors are above. This one is edited.|
|The music is upbeat and encouraging. You wouldn't notice your swaying already. I was dancing and smiling. Manong Sherwin is busy taking snapshots and pictures.|
|This one is blurry, but I want you to see it.|
|She's not actually smiling. This dancer just stop and her mother help her because she's almost fainting. Masskara Festival looks all fun, but contingents are exhausted and nervous.|
|She's no longer dancing. I bet she's really tired. This part of the street is almost near the plaza, where Dance Showdown is performed.|
|This one has the most colorful costume I've seen. I love this group.|
|Maireen with the dancers. Her blouse blended with the dancers.|
He asked me if I've been to Panaad Park,where the Askals (Philippine Football team) played during their stay in Bacolod City. I got excited in instant. That's another place to remember.
|This is Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.|
|This is my BOYFRIEND'S joke! (the yellow one) team - Philippine Askalz at Panaad Park during their friendly match with Guam.|
|Just like Buglasan Festival (HERE) in Dumaguete City, they also have their permanent Cultural Booths.|
|This structure attracted me from where I am standing.|
|We passed by the Church.|
|We noticed this hilarious vendor who painted himself for Masskara Festival.|
|Manong Sherwin is sometimes a bad photographer. I hate those flabby arms.|
|That's me in the center. How do I look? I must look great 'coz this one was so heavy. The head opening is also small. My head alsmost stuck inside the mask.|
|Opps for ADULTS only.|
|This is Piazza Sorrento in Lacson Street, Bacolod City|
|We're leaving Piazza Sorrento. Our destination were Dug Out and Siberia Club. But look at the crowd. You have to get passed them.|
|Vincent, Me, and Manong Sherwin. Yes, I was with these protective guys. The heck! I couldn't get a MOVE lol|
|Thanks to Manong Sherwin for the photo.|
There's a lot more to share, but I really tried my best to shorten this post. I am so sorry. Thank you for visiting. Come again ;-)