(Masamba Dance performing for Carnival)
You know, I'm tired of posting pictures of the god-awful winter we're stuck in. And that, my friends, seems to be what Carnival (Mardi Gras) takes care of. It provides an escape into a few hours of sick-of-winter, need-to-cut-loose, booty-moving music and dance in outrageous costumes with a lot of skin. So escape I did, along with about 400 other revelers at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI. Music poured like sweat out of Pagee Go Go and the Handphibians, and the talented and scantily clad Masamba Dance troupe provided stunning eye candy. The crowed did it's part too, coming in costume and dancing 'til bar time. There may have been an ice storm going on outside, but inside it was hot, Hot, HOT!
There are more pictures here: http://flickr.com/photos/nataraj_hauser/sets/72157603927305400/