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#09

You know who I am and- I'm here because, in the end, the truth is worth the risk. And I believe in you, even if you don't believe in me.


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And Carnival ends again



Beija-flor is the winner of Rio Carnival


I tried to find some other photo, but it's a Mission: Impossible, you know? It seems like the whole parade of them was just this car. I won't even waste my time saying what I think of this result (the highest score for Beija-Flor's comission of front!?), so I'll say I really don't understand how Mangueira earned the third place with that shitty parade.

My happiness is learning that Renascer won in the Access Group and next year will be in the Special one (Beija-Flor is one of the samba schools of Special Group). It's the first time a school from Jacarepaguá makes to Special, so you can imagine how things are here right now. XD
[Misc] Pose

The Second Night of Rio Carnival


This is the doodle we, Brazilians, are seeing these days


COMISSION OF FRONT

It is the forefront of school, the first group of parade participants, which is a mandatory condition.
It consists of about ten to fifteen people who perform a choreography by introducing the plot.
(Source)


União da Ilha: Notes of a Young Naturalist
Salgueiro: In Pursuit of Fame
Mocidade: Ice Crystals and the Power of Nature
Grande Rio: Witchcraft Ritual
Porto da Pedra: The Tablado Consecrating the Creation
Beija-Flor: From Dream to Inspiration

Salgueiro's and Mocidade's videos are not showing the entire coreography.
I didn't find videos of them complete. =/

Grande Rio's comission of front has a boy becoming a werewolf,
but this only happens once in the video, at 05:30, if I'm not mistaken.


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PARADES AT A GLANCE

União da Ilha (2 min) | Salgueiro (5 min) | Mocidade (4 min)
Grande Rio (3 min) | Porto da Pedra (4 min) | Beija-Flor (1 min) or Beija-Flor (9 min)

THE SIX PARADES AT A GLANCE (7 minutes)


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PHOTOS OF THE PARADES

União da Ilha | Salgueiro | Mocidade
Grande Rio | Porto da Pedra | Beija-Flor


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Here you can read, in English and in two paragraphs, what each samba school was talking about in their parades. You can see how much the parades were delayed too (move the white and yellow bar under the first image). The last parade was scheduled for entering the avenue at 02:25 am to 03:50 am and, yesterday, it started at 05:16 am. Schedule: why do they plan it? XD

I know a lot of people won't agree with me, but my favorite comission of front this year was the one from União da Ilha. They had their costumes burnt last month (theirs, the ones from Portela and Grande Rio had 90% of their things burnt in a fire), including everything they would use in their comission of front. So, if this comission of front is what they created in less than 4 weeks (they even had to change the whole coreography, because they would use things during it that they couldn't make again on time), I really wish I could see what they had prepared before the fire. Because, this simplified version is so much better than the ones from half of the schools which weren't affected.
[Batman] Harley Quinn

The First Night of Rio Carnival



Last year comission of front from Unidos da Tijuca (the current champion)


COMISSION OF FRONT

It is the forefront of school, the first group of parade participants, which is a mandatory condition.
It consists of about ten to fifteen people who perform a choreography by introducing the plot.
(Source)


São Clemente: Deliberative Council of the Divine Creation
Imperatriz: Clown Doctors
Portela: Guiding Signs
Unidos da Tijuca: Pay to get in, pray to get out
Vila Isabel: The myth of Medusa
Mangueira: "Happiness' Hill" or "I die on happiness" (The name is a double entendre)


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PARADES AT A GLANCE

São Clemente (1 min) | Imperatriz (3 min) | Portela (3 min)
Unidos da Tijuca (4 min) | Vila Isabel (1 min) | Mangueira (3 min)

THE SIX PARADES AT A GLANCE (3 minutes)


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PHOTOS OF THE PARADES

São Clemente | Imperatriz | Portela
Unidos da Tijuca | Vila Isabel | Mangueira


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Comission of front is my favorite section in the parades. I love to watch each one of them every year. By the way, now I got Unidos da Tijuca's plot: fear in cinema.

Here you can read, in English and in two paragraphs, what each samba school was talking about in their parades. You can see how much the parades were delayed too (move the white and yellow bar under the first image). Remember the last parade was scheduled for entering the avenue at between 02:25 am and 03:50 am? Well, the last one started at 04:55 am. That's why we never believe in the schedule here. XD

If I'm not mistaken, the Harry Potter's car is in the last two photos from Unidos da Tijuca's gallery. And people, see the whole UT's gallery, because there are other tributes: Indiana Jones, Jaws, The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Jurassic Park, etc.

Today, we'll have the last six samba schools, starting at 9 pm (check the time zones here). You can watch them through the link which is in the previous post.