It is Carnival prep time. Due to an unfortunately badly timed work trip, I must leave Brasil during Carnival. My husband thinks this is fate, who needs a wife during Carnival 😉 I swear he’s more Brasilian than American.
Photo from South America Traveling.
With all of the prep for Carnival, we watched Caldeirão do Huck as they auditioned their samba dancers for Musa Rio Carnival. My husband will tell everyone we were taking in some Carnival culture as I will be out-of-town and not get to see it. I am pretty sure he was taking in all of the naked Brasilian butt. That’s the main feature of the samba dancer’s outfit… not the glitter, or the feathers.. or the jewels… or heavy makeup, no it’s the butt for sure. The outfits were all different, from the standard “Carnival” outfit you think of, to a more elaborate glitter covered, bejewelled parrot looking thing. My husband just leaned over to try to tell me that he thinks the reason they are all barely dressed is so that we can experience the true beauty of how difficult the dance is…. ahem, my eyes are rolling.
If you would like to watch some of the Musa Rio Carnival auditions you can see it here: http://caldeiraodohuck.globo.com/videos/v/musa-do-carnaval-assista-a-ultima-eliminatoria/1440300/#/Programas/20110219/page/1
This one isn’t the one we were watching, the one we were watching actually had a girl lose a little of her top. Of course this is Brazil, so they just left it in the show. In fact, during Carnival a totally bare chested woman is not unheard of, so there goes my prudish notions of what is and is not appropriate to see in public.
I also pointed out how one of the girls had very obvious bikini lines, and how it was silly that she didn’t try and get rid of her tan lines of if she was going to be a samba dancer. Oh, nope, I was wrong again. The husband again pointed out that it’s very sexy to see the tan lines. I he really right? Are tan lines sexy?