The Samba schools that range from strictly organized to local groups’ stage competitions and present their routines in dazzling costumes to match their dance steps. Said to be bigger than the Mardi gras celebrations in New Orleans Louisiana the carnival in Rio brings celebrities as well as the local inhabitants.
The WinnipegFreePress reports: “In the VIP booths are other celebrities, like Madonna, Gerard Butler, and Paris Hilton twittering away. Goddesses scantily dressed in feathers move among lasers, glitter, towering palaces and choreographed passion.”
Hundreds of block parties bring an estimated 2.5 million more people to sing dance and parade through the streets. The Sambadrome event ticket is a hot item to have as the schools enter what would be called an exhibition hall. There is viewing for spectators surrounding a long alley that the dancers march through.
Rio-Carnival reports: “This legendary ball is not just the high point of the night but also the most famous Carnival ball; the natural choice for glamour and sophistication. Luxury costume or black tie/evening dress is required, and a number of international and local VIPs are always among the guests.”
Rio will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer final championship and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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