The Rizal Street, the main street of Laoag, was more blazing than ever, fitting droves of performers, revelers, devotees and onlookers.
The main entrance of the Laoag Supermarket was converted into a grandstand, accommodating the VIPs attending the Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Street Pageantry. I had a little unpleasant experience at the foot of the stage — the blogger that I am, I wanted to get a closer view of the dances, but I was shooed away by a man in pink tee, perhaps a city hall employee, ‘coz only photogs/media with pink IDs were allowed at the area according to him, as if I’d be causing a major distraction, LOL, me no amalayer. I just went back again, and squatted (literally on the ground) beside the quietly seated Councilor Tamayo. It’s my city, too, hello?! In fairness, everyone else was nice and seemed to be having a good time under the scorching heat.
Happy to share my overexposed photos, I like the look though:)
On the right: all the way from Barcelona, Spain, nineteener Maverick Gomez, TFC Europe Star Search winner.