Today, the 33rd Bali Art Festival officially started. Well, the real, official opening ceremony was held on the night of June 10, 2011 at Denpasar Cultural Center. The Festival was officially declared opened by Indonesia’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The president also opened two other major events, the National Utsawa Dharma Gita and the Bali World Culture Forum.
Like any colossal event, there has to be something big to commemorate the opening. That’s it, a parade is in order. Today on June 11, 2011, a massive parade was held in front of the mayor’s office (which was also near the governor’s residence). The parade introduced contingents and delegates of all the regencies in Bali, including some contingents from other parts of Indonesia, and was held at Puputan Badung Park from 2 pm to 4 pm local time.
I, like any newbie photographer without flashy equipment and an ID Card, had to slip in through the crowds and withstand constant elbowing, pushing, and I could’ve sworn I got hit in the head by a flying plant, to bring you pictures of the opening parade. Well, wait no longer, here they are!
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