First Festival

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 6 Jul 2013 22:27
Our First Polynesian Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This morning dawned chilly but at least no rain, today was our first experience of a Polynesian Festival with traditional dancing. What a joy to watch. The temperature demanded thicker clothing and we felt for the scantily clad dancers who clearly looked cold but the smiles were incredibly warm and bright.
 
 
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We enjoyed a few dances then sadly it began to spit with rain.
 
 
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Lovely headdresses
 
 
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Skirts and tops all beautifully made.
 
 
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So as not to disappoint the small crowd, we were led just around the corner to where the band got a little shelter.
 
 
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A traditional drum, one not quite so and one resting whilst the chap strummed.
 
 
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The caller led the dancers in a few more dances.
 
 
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The final dance, then everyone was invited to join in for an encore. I will try and put a tiny bit of Bear shaking his booty with a gorgeous young lady on FB as soon as I get a better internet connection. Then we all left as the heavens opened.
 
 
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We admired the decorated stalls and took shelter in one set out as a café and enjoyed a wonderful Chinese meal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL SUCH NATURAL TALENT AND RHYTHM
                     LOVELY TO SEE THE LOCALS HAVING FUN