Sunday, October 29, 2006

halloween

here's some pictures of the crowd. sorry they're all blurry. think of it as atmospheric. it was an amazing crowd and the costumes were so inventive! lots of really clever stuff and pretty stuff and really properly creepy stuff. lots of skulls, too. they had a little shrine to the dead under a tree, with photos and newspaper clippings and great streamers hanging from the branches.


these two were all in lycra with rollerblades and ski poles, zipping round:



this is just for the gaurox:


the blurry lights are from this fabulous fire twirling exhibition on the tennis courts.




this was the fire twirling. it was pretty amazing. they had poi, whips, swords, sticks, hula hoops, people on stilts with great chandelier things - spectacular. the person inside the red sheet thing turned out to be a short bearded guy with dragon wings who spat fire. and a young girl - his daughter?



this is the dancers around the drumming group - lots of people, great crowd.


there were three of these ppl but i only managed to get one.

11 comments:

Grot said...

looks wonderful - would have been great to be there

what were the two in the red sheet doing? dancing?

next year you can dress up

took students to a mosque and a buddhist temple yesterday. The guy at the mosque disturbed me greatly - reinforced all my prejudices, when i was hoping to have them reduced

the temple was full of incense with a smiling monk telling jokes - reinforced all my prejudices again!

i like my pic

gauri said...

strong baaad !! strong bad is totally love. love love love !

Grot said...

hey, where is my pic?

Grot said...

hey guari - you just popped in between my two comments - do do do do (X files music)

Grot said...

spelled your name wrong, sorry

gtg said...

it was pretty great to be there.

the two in the red sheet were making scary movements through the cloth. it was all a bit performance artish, until the guy came out and started fire breathing. (which is extraordinarily bad for you, by the way - the chemicals give you cancer)

hmm. i wanted to dress up this year.

sorry to hear about your mosque experience. my fundo has written a proposal wihtout using the g-word once, so i am very proud of him. buddhist temples are cool. shoes?

glad you like the pic. to make it show you have to log in. choose an identity 'blogger' and then put in the username and password i emailed you.

(you commented four times!)

gtg said...

eee! strongbad! as soon as i saw him i went GAURI!!!! and reached for the camera. heh. i can't imagine how he made the costume. pretty amazing effort.

grot said...

fo course, i see now

sky is climbin gon my lasp as i type

gtg said...

purty!

that dog is never going to learn any discipline. . .

just realised i ahve to send *your* christmas present off soon. any suggetions/requests?

have fab idea for costume tomorrow. should be intersting teaching in it. am suddenly full of halloween joy.

Anonymous said...

Hey baby, the mexican restaurant has been through some minor trauma, almost burnt down the other day - did I tell you that in am email already? oh yeah, and I went to a halloween party too in
fitzroy - it was THE BEST THING EVER!!! cannot tell you how good it was. like christmas when you are five. juicy details in forthcoming email.
x

gtg said...

Hey baby, the mexican restaurant has been through some minor trauma, almost burnt down the other day - did I tell you that in am email already? oh yeah, and I went to a halloween party too in
fitzroy - it was THE BEST THING EVER!!! cannot tell you how good it was. like christmas when you are five. juicy details in forthcoming email.
x

wow! god, that would be one amazing fire - thegreekchef was always saying how the lard in the walls would just explode. what happened? which dickhead dropped the match???

thanks for keeping me up to date. it's all happening!

glad to hear halloween was such a ball! awaiting juicy details. . .