Post by kerouac2 on May 7, 2019 7:09:40 GMT
Finally the parade began to arrive around the corner. My hands were numb. I had brought a wool cap and a scarf but I never thought to bring gloves in May.
This is a great crowd pleaser.
And behind us, a crane suddenly lifted a chandelier full of drummers into the sky.
I kept wondering how much they had rehearsed at different heights to see if they could stand the sensation.
It was swinging all around as the crane turned to send it to every corner of the Grand'Place.
I read in the newspaper later that it was the item that was in the greatest danger of being cancelled if there was too much wind.
Of course, all of the participants are local volunteers and often their amateurism is endearing.
Here comes la Catrina!
The chandelier continued to mesmerize me, especially since all of the drumming was relayed by the loudspeakers around the square.
And of course, everybody loved the snake. The children would scream in terror and delight every time it dipped into the crowd.