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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The "Lusito" Festival

choices... choices....
Lusitoland is an annual festival (run by the Portugues community) held in the
south of Johannesburg at the end of April/ beginnning of May of every year.
It runs for 10 days and the main aim is to raise funds on behalf of the
chicken on the barbecue
This is quite simply one of those events that you should not miss .... there is
loads of great Portuguese (style) food,  pubs, coffee bars, live music and
musicians throughout the event, a flea market ... etc.etc... 
We decided to go yesterday afternoon as the festival ends today 2nd May,
It had been raining earlier in the afternoon and when we got there the place
was one huge mud "bath" - you would think that this would stop people.
Not a chance... they kept arriving in their droves - for the food, the entertainment
 and the sheer good vibe of the event.

We walked around (very cautiously!!!), enjoyed a great meal ......
...and it also presented a fantastic opportunity to do some night shots (luckily I
had taken my lightweight tripod with me) ....

And we got to enjoy Danny K on stage (a local artist).
I must admit, that he is a better musician than I had given him credit for, 
and has  a great stage presence to boot!



We left feeling that we had had a fantastic time and look forward to
next years event!
Go Lusitoland organisers - a job well done!!!!
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11 comments:

cat said...

What a great festival. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of it :)

OneStonedCrow said...

ah! ... I wish I could have been there ... I'm sure I could have found a place to eat one of my favorite Portuguese dishes - Bachalao ... haven't had any in ages ...

Sean said...

Love the first Ferris Wheel shot... had a good few happy times at this festival some years back.... and before that... and that :) glad to hear it is still going strong!

chasity said...

i want to photograph a ferris wheel so bad...yours are wonderful!!

Gena D said...

Thanks Chastity!! I get you sister!!!!! Me too, me too - funnily enough ... knowing that there was fairground at this event, really inspired me to go, 'coz there are very, very few in South Africa(mostly at circus time) ..... so was delighted to be able to capture a few.....

Firefly said...

It looks like a fun festival with lots of "Nando's" style chicken. Suddenly my mouth is watering for those flatties.

Janet said...

Lovely, lovely, lovey! We were going to go, but that rain just put us off! I am so glad you shared your time with us - I feel as though I was there after all!

January said...

looks like a very exciting festival.. thanks for taking me there thru your photos.

Sylvia K said...

What fun! And your photos are terrific! Love the Ferris Wheel! And the chicken looks delicious! Thanks for taking us along! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

All your pics say "Fun!" Love the ferris wheel shot.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Glennis said...

Everything looks great, the singing show looks good even the ferris wheel looks fantastic, very colourful.

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