I have long discounted going to big festivals thinking that crowds are too much for me to handle not realizing what I was missing all this time.Then in the middle of lively music,the enthusiastic crowd and the energy of the street dancers parading colorful masks,it engulfed me.It was the feeling of being there,laying witness to merrymaking this grand that the feeling was overwhelming.It was sheer joy that almost brought me to tears.
Masskara 2012 sparked my love for festivals!
In the midst of these tragic events, the city’s artists, local government and civic groups decided to hold a festival of smiles, because the city at that time was also known as the City of Smiles.
I would like to thank my roommate Ed for lending me his media I'd.If not,such wonderful shots would have been impossible.If you are thinking of capturing amazing picture,I highly suggest you secure a media pass/ photographer's ID.
The Camera Bug, Lopues East Center Annex building, Circumferential Road, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
4. For photographers outside of Bacolod City, entry form is available to download at www.cameraclubofnegros.com.
5.You will then be asked to deposit the amount to a bank account then claim it when you get to Bacolod.
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Street & Arena Dance Competition BARANGAY CATEGORY
And here's to one of the Crowd Favorites: Barangay 16 , which I could not understand why they didn't get any award.hmmmmm
Giant Masskara Puppets.That Dolphy effigy was 2012's winner
Yes,it was still tough for me to brave big crowds and I felt really tired afterwards but all the hard work is nothing compared to the joy that I felt.I was in Bacolod for only three days but it was three days of fun.
I will be blogging more about the experience in the next few days as the street dance highlight was just one aspect of it.More on the 1.dinner with fellow bloggers 1.the cake indulgence in Calea 3.The Silay Tour with bloggers 4.The Globe Tattoo Rooftop Party and the 5.Party over Lacson Street on our last night.
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I love Bacolod.I love Masskara Festival!Thank you for the wonderful memories!
NOTE: Effective October 28, 2012, Flights for Manila departing for and arriving from Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, and Tagbilaran will be operated by code-share partner Philippine Airlines. Please book your tickets to these destinations at http://www.philippineairlines.com.