|The floats come down the Sambadrome avenue until dawn! Each school
takes up to an hour and 20 minutes to strut their stuff. There are over
a dozen samba schools that compete for the championship over a two day
The competition is heavy as each school picks a theme and follows the
rules for bringing that theme to life in color, dance, music, costumes,
floats, and pure enthusiasm.
Each samba school's song has been on sale and been playing on the radio for months and everyone eveywhere sings along. The same melody done with slight differences for the whole "desfile" - showing.
|It is the purest and highest grade of eye candy.
From the sparkling colors, towering structures, swaying nude bodies, heart pounding drumming and trance-like samba rythms.
After a while, whether you want to or not, you're samba dancing and jumping, with or without your conciousness. It's something special.
|You can't help saying, "...beautiful, did you see that, look over there,
WOW - look at her, what's he doing, can you believe those drums...."
- until dawn, when it finally ends.... well until until next week when
the champions return to celebrate winning by doing it all again in one
10 hour night.