We met some friends at the Apple Bar in Austin on Saturday. We were having pleasant discussion and this lovely person from Longview in a pirate suit appeared and asked if we wanted tickets to Carnaval. We looked at each other and she interjected, "I'm not trying to sell them. Our friends from Longview couldn't make it. We just want someone to go and enjoy Carnaval!"
What could we say?
It was quite a spectacle of sight and sound. There were drums and bands and headdresses and drums and merriment and drums. Can you feel that Samba beat?
I plan to post more pics from the party when I get the time to do more editing and censoring. This was not a tame event and not a place for children. As I have no children and I love to take photos of spectacles, I think I was in the right place.