Beautiful girl with a sword: a great combination. God, I love to watch belly dancing. Even on a hot day. Here are some other photos taken yesterday during the Americanistan peformance at the Salem World Beat Festival.
I went back to the Festival around noon on Sunday, hoping that I’d find it more upbeat than the desultory late Saturday afternoon vibe. It was. A few degrees of coolness seemed to make a lot of difference to both attendees and performers.
These Samoan dancers were wonderfully colorful and enthusiastic. Audience members had just gone out and thrown dollar bills around, which accounted for a lot of the enthusiasm (and prone positions).
The Falun Dafa folks even had a visitor to their booth. On Saturday it was completely deserted when I walked by.
Body suits and black masks on a 90 degree day. These fencers earned my admiration as I watched them in shorts and a t-shirt, and still felt like I was roasting.
Only one thing left to say: Go Beavers!
I haven’t been much of a baseball fan since my 1960’s San Francisco Giants obsession. This year’s Oregon State team has rekindled my enthusiasm for the game, however. Game 2 of the College World Series was a gem. Hopefully the Beavers will sparkle as brightly today.
I'm sorry I missed you at the World Beat Festival. We ended up going to the evening Fire Dancer show. I too love to watch belly dancing! The dancers are so sensual without being obscene. It's beautiful to watch. Very seductive. The Fire Dancers had some very attractive ladies as well, and their outfits helped a lot! Unfortunately it was at night so it was difficult to see sometimes.
Posted by: Eric | June 26, 2006 at 03:46 PM
I agree, the girl in the black outfit with the sword is a cutie.
Posted by: Roger | June 27, 2006 at 06:20 AM