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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012 - Pink Flamencos?

A couple of weeks ago Bill & I were down in the Valley doing the usual... buying drugs in Mexico, going birding, visiting old friends... stuff like that...  and while in the McAllen area we always pick up the "Winter Texan" to see what's going on in the area.

Fred Renk was putting on a "Bloodless Bullfight" on Sunday and so off we went.

Now, a bloodless bullfight truly is bloodless ...  at least for the bull.  The matador goes through all the moves with the cape, but he/she doesn't have a weapon.  To "kill" the bull, the matador has to grab a bouquet of flowers (velcroed on the bulls back).  Maybe another time I'll post pictures of the bullfight, but this post is about the flamenco dancers.

Before the main event, a traditional Flamenco dance was scheduled.  We were excited to see this as the last performance of Flamenco dance that we saw left a lot to be desired... 

The stands at the bullring were quickly filling up... everyone's talking excitedly about the upcoming events. We couldn't help but overhear conversation of the people behind us.

The guy went on about the last time he'd seen a flamingo dance...  and how the flamingo dancers were dressed, how the flamingo dancers were so precise...  and on and on.

I'm trying real hard not to laugh out loud, because I can just visualize a pair of bright pink flamingos ... with their long legs...  maybe even snapping castenets with their wings... performing this sensual, graceful dance.

The dancers came out on stage and the performance began...




What a great performance!  A full half hour of exquisite dancing! 


AND...

OF COURSE....

I KNOW THAT...

SOMEWHERE

THERE'S ANOTHER

DANCE

EVENT....

I WANT TICKETS!!!!


A flock of Flamingos ... flambouyantly flouncing their feathers while flapping the Flamenco.

All for Today.....

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