Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Aight, so my outlook for Carnaval was pretty bleak in my last post. I think that was Saturday. Sunday was not much different, but Monday turned it around for me. We went to the "Sargento Pimenta" bloco, it translates to Sargent Pepper and the play beatles songs, so it was pretty sweet. We got there at noon but it didn't start till 2 so we just hung out, found people to talk to, and took pictures. I met a lady that lives like two streets down from Kennedy in Memphis. The bloco was in a park kind of in the down town area, and when the music started at 2 the whole thing was packed. It went till after 6 and surprisingly I never really got bored. They only played two songs in portuguese, but they gave us all lyric sheets before so we were ready. Those 4 hours were by far the best in Carnaval. Later that night it fizzled back out into just hanging out in the street, oh well.

Last night was Mardi Gras (not sure if they call it that here or not though), but it was about like every other day for Carnaval. That does not mean, however, that Carnaval is over. They are still gonna finish out the week and we will top it off with a trip to the Sombodromo on Saturday night. We got tickets to the parade of champions, looking forward to it. Classes start the coming Tuesday I think, not really looking forward to it, but it'll be nice to be relatively useful again.

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