band was playing out of
tune. One of the drummers hit his thumb
on the side of the drum. They were
followed by small kids dressed up in formal military uniforms with the
The incense went out and the man carrying it had trouble
relighting it with a cigarette lighter as he was missing the critical
of his finger.
The women were wearing very formal traditional long dresses and high
heels. The colourful mantillas represented the parts of the city
or contryside from where they came. There
were also peasant women who wore traditional costumes with wonderfully
The sacrament was carried on the shoulders of many men who
swayed from side to side when standing still.
There was not much room in the narrow streets and it was quite a
to get it around some of the corners.
Among the crowds lined up along the narrow streets, there
were many women wearing very sparkly red or black shoes– rather