It seemed everyone present knew every word to all her songs and sang along. The crowd never stopped jumping up and down.
at its best for me. I love being in that energy (even if I do not jump up and down for 90 minutes). I adore music made buy a couple guitars, a saxophone and 24 drums and other percussion instruments. And I really enjoy being in a crowd of all ages having fun together. Brazil
There was one reminder of how differently things are done here in terms of garbage. There were no garbage cans, anywhere. Tens of thousands of people were drinking from beer cans and using plastic cups (not to mention water bottles and soda cans) creating a mountain of trash. The solution? There was a small army of men and women in bright yellow shirts with stiff brooms and garbage bags wandering the site sweeping up after everyone. Huh? We were supposed to throw our trash on the ground because people had been hired to then pick it up. Part of
’s full employment program, I guess. But I can’t help but believe that if there were large garbage cans set out they would be used properly. Oh well. Brazil
Side note: Rachel recently did a post about the length of people's names here in Brazil. For the record, Ivete's full name is Ivete Maria Dias de Sangalo Nascimento.
Anyway – it was a blast. Here is a clip of Ivete Sangalo to share the love.