Parade!!! As I promised here is the follow up post of the Parade that was held today in the city centre of Cork starting at 1pm and lasted for about 2 hours. The weather was OK-eyish, a very light drizzle on and off and chilly, but Gosh! There was so much fun, that nobody was bothered with the weather really. I met up with my friend to watch the event and we tried to find the spot from where we could see everything as close as possible, I hope my pictures are good enough for you to be able to see the event.
The whole city centre was absolutely ‘flooded’ with people, everybody was waiting patiently for the parade to start :)
The parade started pretty much on time and was opened by a group of motorcyclists followed by very cool military trucks, then by the music orchestra, after that very old or how they also can be called- collectible cars but in very good condition :) made an appearance …
and suddenly the crowd started cheering like crazy, I couldn’t understand why until I saw with my own eyes the world renowned celebrity dancer, the creator of RIVER DANCE , who I used to watch on TV like glued to it when I was at school and was absolutely mesmerized by the magic dance and great personality and super charm of MICHAEL FLATLEY !!!!!!
I did try to make a good photo, see if you can recognize this Great Man who was the biggest highlight of the event of course!
OMG! today people enjoyed and saw it all, starting from fire blowing to the opera singing. All the parade onlookers were marvelling at the spectacular performances from the national communities of Poland, China, Sudan, India, Philippines, Lithuania, arts clubs and dance academies, Cork Institute of Technology, community and sporting groups (Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Gymnastics) from all over the city and county, along with five specially commissioned pieces, created by renowned street theater companies, and inspired by legendary tales, including: Johan and the Whale by SPRAOI, The Phoenix by Bui Bolg, large scale inflatable floats by LUXe, the Tractor Factor with Dowtcha puppets, and Life Beats from Cork Community Art Link.