Monday, May 12, 2008

fantastic Arlington parade

The Arlington Neighborhood Day Parade this past Saturday was a brilliant festival of color, music, and motion. Large, talented, beautifully costumed, and energetic folk dance groups lit up the parade route from Court House to Clarendon. Me gustó especialmente Alma Boliviana y Tinkus Pachamama, y sobre todo Tobas Dinastia. Many other groups also participated, including Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, the Social Security Administration, and some organic vegetable group that gave me a small cucumber (quite tasty, thanks!).

The crowd was enthusiastic, but should have been larger for such a great event. If you missed it, you can at least enjoy the above video and Mark Blacknell's photos. Don't miss Arlington Neighborhood Day next year!!

Update: Tobas Dinastia will be performing at the Rockville Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26.

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