Festival - Dance

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 26 Oct 2013 22:57
The Dance at the Village Festival of Mutalau
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The dancing began.
 
 
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So much concentration.
 
 
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This little one stole the show but did have flower trouble.
 
 
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The crowd step up and push money into waistbands and tops and somehow the dancers keep going. 
 
 
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This family began really well.
 
 
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Even managed smiles.......................
 
 
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.........................and did two dances.
 
 
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Grandma and Grandpa stepped forward and the little chap said in a big voice, “This next dance if for Papa Joe, our daddy.” Joseph Hafeikitana Mahakitau, 20th April 1968 – 27th of June 2013.
 
 
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The two oldest began openly weeping the others looked shocked but somehow they got through it.
 
 
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The crowd suffered for the children, some crying.
 
 
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The men had a tough act to follow.
 
 
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ALL IN ALL SUCH A VILLAGE ATMOSPHERE